Level 3 heatwave action health alert: Monday 22 - Saturday 26 July
22 Jul 2019
The Met Office have issued a level 3 heatwave action alert.
There is a 90% probability of heat health criteria being met between 9am on Monday and 9am on Saturday in parts of England, inlcuding London.
Full details are available in the attached Met Office download issued on Wednesday 24 July.
Summer preparedness guidance
Be prepared for summer - see for further guidance:
- Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves (GOV.UK): PHE guidance for teachers and professionals.
- Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather (GOV.UK) PHE guidance on staying safe in hot weather, including how to keep your home cool
- Beat the heat (GOV.UK) PHE poster for display
- Thermal comfort in schools, nurseries and children's centres code of practice (pdf) for guidance on temperature in indoor workplaces.
High temperatures could give rise to health risks especially for the very young, older people and people with serious illnesses.
In a heatwave people may get dehydrated and their bodies may overheat. This can cause heat exhaustion which can cause many symptoms including; headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, muscle weakness or cramps, pale skin and a high temperature.
It is important if you start to feel unwell to seek medical advice as soon as possible or it could develop into heatstroke which can cause serious health problems.