Notice to Visitors Updates on AMC visits arrangements 11/2020

24 December 2020

The ACT Chief Health Officer recently identified Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong as geographical areas of risk for high-risk settings, which includes correctional facilities.


As a result, the following restrictions now apply to visits at the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC):

  • Anyone who has been to Greater Sydney, Central Coast or Wollongong must not attend the AMC for 14 days after leaving the area.
  • Visitors who are experiencing any flu-like symptoms will not be allowed entry and should not visit the centre.


In addition to the above, current ACT Public Health Directions require those who have been in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area (LGA) on or after 11 December or have been in the remainder of Greater Sydney, the Central Coast or Wollongong LGAs on or after 21 December, and wish to enter the ACT, are required to notify ACT Health of their intention to travel to the ACT via an online declaration form, quarantine for 14 days and should get tested for COVID-19.

I thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to keep the detainees in our care safe from COVID-19.

For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit www.covid19.act.gov.au.

Kind regards
Jon Peach
Commissioner