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Parliament House will once again introduce COVID-19 restrictions for politicians, close to the public

Parliament House in Canberra will once again be closed to the public and politicians and their staff will have to follow new restrictions in an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection.

The new arrangements will come into effect on Monday, August 2, and remain in place until September 3.

A joint statement from the Australian Parliament House (APH) presiding officers, released late this morning, said the new measures were "as strict as possible" and aligned with restrictions brought in when the pandemic first began.

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