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The City of Sydney has closed all its outdoor pools in response to ‘hazardous’ air quality

Maxim Boon

Due to the poor air quality in the city today, which has been rated 'hazardous' due to increased bushfire smoke pollution, the City of Sydney has shut all its outdoor pools including Andrew Boy Charlton, Victoria Park, and Prince Alfred Park pools. Its indoor pools – Cook & Phillip Park Pool and the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre – shall remain open.

The City also issued an advisory statement in response to today's public health risk, advising all residents, workers and visitors in Sydney to remain indoors where possible and seek medical assistance if necessary.

This is the latest in a series of air pollution incidents in Sydney since the beginning of the bushfire crisis in October. You can track in real-time air pollution levels in Sydney via the online Air Quality Index Map.

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