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

For more than nine years we’ve published This Week in The Can—a round-up of events around the ACT. But we are living in extraordinary times, and now is not the time for us to be encouraging people to be out and about.

We encourage you to keep physical distance between each other, as we battle COVID-19 and work together to continue to flatten the curve.

Here are the current ACT Health guidelines for restrictions relating to COVID-19, including Phase One changes as of Friday 8 May: covid19.act.gov.au/protecting-yourself-and-others/groups-and-gatherings

Here are some of our ‘must-read’ articles from the past week.

For many of us hearing the ACT Government’s Canberra Stronger Together video for the first time, there was a slightly familiar ring about it. The voice reminded us of someone…our favourite Instagrammer Lauren Dubois, perhaps.

A Canberra mum’s voice echoes our worries and hopes

Feeling less challenged without the gym at hand? You should try walking, running or riding the Canberra Centenary Trail. We promise it’s epic.

60,000 steps of Centenary Trail solitude

Wondering what to do—and not to do—to your nails and skin while in lockdown? We asked the experts. 

We asked the experts for their skin + nail care tips for lockdown

Need some new activities…and fast?

20+ at home activities for under fives

Want to see the best of autumn in Canberra? There’s a map for that. 

You won’t be-leaf this Canberra Autumn Leaves Map

Want a quick yet incredibly impressive dessert? We’re serving up the goods…

Recipe: Eton Mess

We asked four of Canberra’s most fascinating women what’s keeping them sane during lockdown.

What’s keeping high-flying Canberra women sane in the time of COVID-19?

To help us make sense of the way COVID will impact our society in the years to come, veteran journalists Ginger Gorman and Sue White have launched a brand new podcast—Seriously Social.

A deep dive into your nagging pandemic questions 

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