Schools, childcare could get exemptions to COVID close contact rules

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated January 11 2022 - 8:34pm, first published 6:30pm

Services considered to be essential for the purposes of easing COVID-19 restrictions could expand to include mental health support, schools and childcare.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.