Smoke alert for Perth metro and surrounding suburbs

2 February 2021

WA Health is advising people across the metropolitan area to remain indoors where possible for the remainder of the day due to smoke impact from the hills fire to a large part of the Perth metropolitan area.

Make sure you keep windows and doors closed. Air conditioners can be left on provided they do not draw in external smoke, but evaporative air conditioners should be turned off.

For people undertaking essential work during the lockdown and children of essential workers who may be at childcare facilities – everyone should endeavour to remove themselves from the smoke if possible.

People should also avoid strenuous outdoor exercise while the smoke persists.

It is crucial that people who are required to move about outdoors continue to wear a face mask as required under the current COVID-19 lockdown. Not all face masks will provide a degree of additional protection from the smoke, so if in any doubt it is best to remove yourself from the smoke by heading indoors.

Anyone with an urgent smoke-related health condition should seek medical attention by dialling 000. People with other medical conditions or who are feeling unwell due to the smoke impact are advised to contact their GP or healthdirect on 1800 022 222.

For more information about smoke exposure from bushfires.