AIR QUALITY POLICY
In the event that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria forecasts Melbourne's air quality as "very poor" or "hazardous" for a day when MEMRLTA matches are scheduled to be played, the MEMRLTA Committee will cancel all matches for that day.
MEMRLTA will notify Club Contacts who will be responsible for notifying each of their teams. A notice will also be placed on the MEMRLTA website.
Summary of the EPA's air quality categories and associated general health advice
Good—It's a good day to be outside.
Moderate—The air quality is okay, but it could change soon. It’s okay to be outside but watch for changes in air quality around you.
Poor—The air is probably dusty or smoky. Sensitive groups may experience symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath. If you are sensitive to air pollution, spend less time outside in the smoke or dust and follow your treatment plan. Reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity.
Very Poor—The air is probably very dusty or smoky. Everyone could be experiencing symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath. Avoid being outside in the smoke or dust. Reduce prolonged or heavy physical activity.
Hazardous—The air is probably extremely dusty or smoky. Everyone could be experiencing symptoms like coughing or shortness of breath. Stay indoors away from smoke and dust.
Links for More Details and Air Quality Forecasts
EPA's current air quality readings—you can search for specific suburbs