Nine weeks after a snap lockdown was announced in the ACT, the nation’s capital has reopened today to Canberrans with strict capacity limits still in place.
Some businesses say the remaining restrictions will come at a cost for the next few weeks but others are welcoming the ease of restrictions, back to slight normality.
The next stage of the reopening will not happen until October 29 with Chief Minister Andrew Barr dismissing calls for the roadmap to be fast-tracked.
76 per cent of over 12s are now fully vaccinated, and the first dose rate is predicted to reach 99 per cent today.
The Territory recorded another 35 cases of COVID-19 on Friday.
A woman in her 70s has died, the eighth death in the territory linked to the Delta outbreak.