18 March 2021

Canberrans given an extra public holiday to commemorate Anzac Day

| Kim Treasure
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Canberrans have been reminded to stay COVID-safe this Anzac Day. Photo: Jack Mohr.

The ACT Government has declared an extra Anzac Day public holiday this year, with the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety, Mick Gentleman, saying the extra day would allow all Canberrans to take part in Anzac Day commemorations.

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“Anzac Day is a significant day for many Canberrans, and this will empower workers to attend commemorations and ceremonial events held on the Sunday,” Mr Gentleman said.

“It will also mean full public holiday awards will be paid on Sunday and help ensure Canberrans who work on weekends are not disadvantaged.

“The public holiday on Sunday, 25 April 2021, will be in addition to the public holiday being observed this year for Anzac Day on Monday, 26 April.”

Mr Gentleman said people should remember to stay COVID-safe while attending Anzac Day events, including maintaining good hand hygiene, practising physical distancing, checking into venues using the Check In CBR app and staying home if you feel at all unwell.

Original Article published by Kim Treasure on The RiotACT.

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