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Date: 16 June 2022
A Level 3 heatwave Alert has been issued by Surrey County Council for tomorrow from 00:00 Friday 16 June 2022 until 00:00 on Sunday in parts of England. We have included some of the guidance from the UK Health Security Agency’s below for spotting signs of heat stress, heat exhaustion and heatstroke in children and young adults (under 18s).
Children susceptibility to high temperatures varies. Those who are overweight or taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects.
Children and young adults (under 18s) suffering from heat stress may seem out of character or show signs of discomfort and irritability (including those listed below for heat exhaustion). These signs will worsen with physical activity and if left untreated can lead to heat exhaustion or heatstroke.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion vary but include one or more of the following:
When the body is exposed to very high temperatures, the mechanism that controls body temperature may stop working. Heatstroke can develop if heat stress or heat exhaustion is left untreated, but it can also occur suddenly and without warning.
Symptoms of heatstroke may include:
Actions to protect children suffering from heat illness
The following steps to reduce body temperature should be taken immediately:
If a child loses consciousness, or has a fit, place the child in the recovery position, call 999 immediately and follow the steps above until medical assistance arrives.
Protecting children indoors
During periods of high temperature, the following steps should be taken:
For further guidance please follow these links:
UK Health Security Agency’s published guidance Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves: for teachers and professionals
Heat Health Watch and Heatwave Met Office website.
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