When do I stay indoors and how do I cope with kids inside during the holidays?

If air quality reaches a rating of poor, it is recommended to stay indoors and minimize exposure.

You should reduce or reschedule strenuous outdoor activities. Stay informed by checking your relevant state or territory air quality sites and fire service webpages.

The weather forecast for the rest of December into January is telling us that we’ll face challenging conditions and we may see more fires and smoke.
Plan indoor activities now for the Christmas period and school holidays. No one likes the idea of cooping children up inside over the holidays, so seek out interesting things to keep them entertained. Visit your local shopping centre, cinema, bowling alley, library or museum during periods of poor air quality.

If you have outdoor plans or activities, factor air quality into your decision making and always have a plan B.