The Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers have released a statement for the general public and health professionals about the use of masks by people exposed to bushfire smoke.
The statement includes information about:
- the best ways to protect yourself and your family from the health effects of bushfire smoke
- who is most at risk and may benefit from the use of a mask
- the types of masks available
- how to use a mask safely and effectively
- where to find a mask