FW: Lock down protocaol for Birders

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Subject: FW: Lock down protocaol for Birders
From: Steve Read via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 2021 02:11:56 +0000

Peter, all


The locational restriction applies equally to groups of up to 5 as to individuals:

Five-person limit

Up to five people from different households can meet outdoors for non-organised recreation. This limit includes children. The group of five must meet in a public setting, not a backyard. You should stay in your region wherever possible, and not travel to other areas of Canberra to meet up with people. Use common sense when deciding who you should meet. Do not spend time with people that you normally wouldn’t and restrict interactions with lots of people.




From: Canberrabirds <> On Behalf Of Peter Higgins via Canberrabirds
Sent: Saturday, 18 September 2021 11:45 AM
To: Ian Fraser <>
Cc: COG Chat <>; Committee COG <m("","cogcom");">>
Subject: Re: [Canberrabirds] Lock down protocaol for Birders


The rule is a little vague.  The exercise/recreation outdoors for two hours in your region appears to be a “SHOULD” not a “MUST”.


You can gather in groups of up to 5 for a duration of up to 2 hours for recreational purposes;  No locational “restriction" applies.  


The ACT Government has simply suggested that you SHOULD keep to your region for the benefit of the community and to restrict any potential spread.


In the case of a rare bird identified in a location outside your region, then you are not breaking any rules and I feel that you need to see it particularly if you are travelling there in your own car, and you are outside and not mixing it with other people (though you can in a group of up to 5 strangers).




Peter Higgins


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