Level 3 Heatwave Alert & Air Pollution Update

This article has been brought to you Slough Borough Council's Public Health Programme Officer, Timothy Howells, for the attention of all Schools and Early Years settings.

You may have noticed that we have been issued with a level 3 heatwave alert. This alert covers the majority of this week when the weather is expected to rise above certain thresholds. (30 degrees during the day and 15 degrees at night).

Please see attached the following documents:

  • The Stay Well This Summer toolkit – Which includes a range of information about summer health
  • Beat the heat leaflet – This contains everything you need to know in the event of a heatwave.

For more information above the different levels, and for when to take action, please visit - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather.

Air pollution in Slough over the next 2-3 days is expected to be moderate. The main implication of this is for vulnerable adults and children that have heart or lung problems. If they experience symptoms they should consider reducing outdoor physical activity. No impact on the rest of the population.  For more information on air pollution, sign up to the free AirText service here - https://www.airtext.info/signup.

Please remind your colleagues, residents, vulnerable neighbours and families to follow hot weather advice during this time.