LEVEL 3 HEATWAVE ALERT
A level 3 heatwave alert has been issued.
This means that temperatures are very likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people.
Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under four years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures. Children with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are high air pollution levels together with hot weather.
Please ensure that heatwave plans are in place and staff are aware of the actions they will take should the alert level move to level 3.
The Public Health Team are working with our communications team to ensure messages go out to families.
“Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night.
Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.”
Please also refer to the PHE Guidance for teachers and professionals and the attached leaflet on how to stay safe in hot weather