Released 30/03/2020

For community safety, in response to COVID-19, the ACT Government is closing a number of public spaces from midday today, Monday 30 March 2020, until further notice. The closures are in line with the direction issued following yesterday’s National Cabinet meeting.

Temporary closures apply to:

  • playgrounds
  • outdoor fitness stations
  • skate parks
  • dog parks
  • BBQs
  • the Tidbinbilla Visitor Information Centre
  • the Namadgi Visitor Information Centre
  • all campgrounds including Cotter Campground, Blue Range Campground, Northern Border Campground, Kowen Campground and all campsites in Namadgi National Park, with all current bookings to be refunded
  • cottages within ACT parks and reserves.

While these spaces may not be fenced off or gated, please do not use them. Signage will be erected in coming days.

Despite the closure of the Visitor Information Centre, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve will remain open to the public but visitors will need to adhere to the new public gathering rules of no more than two people.

All other parks and reserves across the ACT will remain open with the new public gathering rules in place. Namadgi National Park remains closed due to safety reasons following the Orroral Valley bushfire.

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