No matter how one reads the rules, at the end of the day if we do the right thing we will get through this mess. If we just look for loopholes it may never end. Unfortunately it comes down to common sense and that just is not that common.
As for "Wherever possible" seems clear to me. If by no other means you cannot avoid going out of your area it is ok. I don't think the Police will accept a twitch as a good reason. Maybe we will see a post in the future from someone that they were fined
for being out of their area?
On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 4:49 PM David Rees <> wrote:
While I agree with your sentiment, the problem is the stay in area while exercising does not appear to be in the legal instrument as in the gazetted 'public health directions'. It's sort of there on the website with regards to exercise (as of now, Sun PM
18/9) but only as....
.....'As you can be with 5 people outside, can you leave your local region to do this?
You should stay within your region wherever possible. Your region means the area of Canberra where you reside:'
Should people be 'pushing it', I would say no, we all want this to finish, but I think the Government is hardly helping itself in this matter with the above.
On 18/09/2021 3:36 pm, shorty via Canberrabirds wrote:
Just to add to the discussion, as some know i am a builder mostly on existing houses and was allowed back to work last week but under strict conditions. One of these conditions is i have to carry with me at all times an authorised worker permit
showing where i am working on the day. One of the reasons for this permit is to show to the Police if i get pulled over for being out of my area. This to me seems pretty clear cut that you need a legitimate reason for leaving your area.
I also recall what Andrew Barr said on his first lockdown press conference "If you live in Belconnen, exercise in Belconnen, get your groceries in Belconnen. Do not be travelling across the ACT for exercise or essential supplies." I thought
he made it clear.
On Fri, Sep 17, 2021 at 11:11 AM Neil Hermes via Canberrabirds <> wrote:
For posting on chat
Just a reminder that all birders should be aware of, and comply with, the ACT Government's directions concerning permissible outdoor activities. It reflects on all of us if some birders are not being seen to be responsible.
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