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Things are changing rapidly in Canberra as we work together to keep our community safe.

Welcome to the essential guide to your weekend, Canberra.

The Weekend Edit is usually bursting with great events and encourages people to get out and about. However, things are very different for Canberra at the moment.

While restrictions are slowly lifting, we strongly encourage you to keep physical distance between each other when you leave the house and be mindful of the current restrictions.

Each Friday, we round up a selection of physical-distancing friendly activities for your weekend + some of the best reads from the past week.

Let’s stay safe and sensible, Canberra, and we’ll get through this together.


Restrictions may have eased, but your responsibility hasn’t.

Find the most recent information regarding COVID restrictions in the ACT here: and click here to view the current three-stage plan for eased restrictions.

Got no plans for your Friday evening? Join us on Instagram Stories at 7 pm as we make a delicious cocktail. This week, it’s the Toreador—translation: the bullfighter. Olé!

In partnership with Jim Murphy

This week on Corona-Time Cocktails, meet the Margherita’s chic cousin


Needless to say, Canberra’s Reconciliation Day will look a bit different in 2020.

Reconciliation Day Canberra: Together in your home is an online program of interactive events and activities that will encourage a deeper understanding of our national story and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Six ways to celebrate Reconciliation Day in your home

Feel like your wellbeing has hit a snag during COVID? Join the club. Luckily, Exercise Physiologist, Kirra Rankin is here to show us some easy steps to get back on track.

Overcoming unhealthy lifestyle habits during COVID

Meet RISE Canberra—the one-stop boredom-buster that will connect you to everything from the latest online gigs from local musos, to cultural tours at our national institutions, podcasts, talks, discussions, playtimes, gardening tips and even wine-tasting.

RISE, Canberra and see all the cool things that are happening

Two months ago, we covered many stories of human-centric businesses pivoting their way through COVID or dealing with the reality of temporary closure.

So how are Canberra business-owners feeling as restrictions begin to ease in the ACT?

New Normal: the challenges facing Canberra small business post-lockdown

In case you missed it, Ramen Daddy is now offering takeaway ramen kits. Shut up and take our money.

Ramen Daddy is bringing the goods to your place

Hold on to your steering wheels, Canberra. Almost the entire Fast & Furious franchise has just been released onto Netflix.

What happens when you watch every single Fast and Furious film in iso

Nothing will warm up a winter night like this recipe, with wholesome greens and a choice of fish or chicken.

In partnership with Belconnen Markets

Recipe: Red Chicken Curry

Still not jazzed about the idea of hitting the mall? Canberra Centre has launched a drive-thru so you can shop contactless for 20+ stores.

Canberra Centre launches contactless drive-thru

Need some new ear candy? Emma Macdonald has you sorted.

What we’re listening to: five podcasts for autumn

Feature image: Ramen Daddy by Tim Bean Photography

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