A Heatwave alert level 3 has been issued from 12:00 Thursday 6th August – 09:00 Sunday 9th August. This means that temperatures are very likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable adults, particularly older people, the very young and those with long term conditions. People with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are high air pollution levels together with hot weather.

“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 leaflet attached here:
Beat-the-Heat_Leaflet_Coping_with_heat_and_COVID-19

Key Headlines from PHE in relation to Heat and Covid-19:

  • COVID-19 amplifies the risks of hot weather
  • Fear of COVID-19 should not prevent action to tackle the risks from hot weather and heatwaves
  • It is critical that actions to prevent health harms from high temperatures continue, with necessary adaptations in line with coronavirus guidance to keep everyone safe (i.e. shielding and self-isolation advice)
  • Do not use a fan if anyone in the home is unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).