Heat health alert: Wednesday 24 - Friday 26 June
22 Jun 2020
The Met Office have issued a level 3 heat health watch.
There is an 80% probability of heat health criteria being met between 9am on Wednesday and 9pm on Friday in parts of England.
Full details are available in the attached Met Office download issued 24 June.
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.