Statement from the Acting Chief Medical Officer and State and Territory Chief Health Officers: Advice on the use of masks for those exposed to bushfire smoke

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Publication date: 
6 January 2020
Last updated: 
30 January 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

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