Public Health Wales advice for those working with children in extreme heat conditions
Given the extreme heat that Wales is experiencing, please note the advice provided by Public Health Wales for those working with children in extreme heat conditions.
Public Health Wales provide advice on those children who may be most vulnerable, as well as outlining steps to take both indoors and outdoors to protect all children from the sun.
Children should never be left alone in cars – not even for a minute, as car temperatures can rise very rapidly.
Settings should ensure they are familiar with the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke, as well as the steps to take should anyone in their setting show signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Guidance on this can be found via PHW or NHS advice. Heat stroke should always be treated as an emergency.