Level 2 - heat health alert

14 Sep, 2020


Level 2 - Alert and Readiness


There is a 60 % probability of Heat-Health criteria being met between 1200 on Monday and 0900 on Wednesday in parts of England.

An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes, the latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link:



Here are a reminder of some of the resources that can be useful.

Advice for care home managers and staff: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave Guidance for those who work in or manage a care home, where people are especially at risk during a heatwave. Beat the Heat: Keep residents safe and well during COVID-19 (poster and checklist) This checklist care homes can use to prepare for hot weather and keep residents cool.


Advice for health and social care professionals: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave. This guidance is for commissioners of health or social care services or as an emergency responder or a professional from health and social care services working in any setting, in the community, care home or in a hospital environment. It offers advice both on caring for people most at risk during a heatwave, and on organising others who provide care. Example advice cards can be found at the end of this document.


Beat the heat: keep cool at home checklist . This checklist is useful for health and social care professionals or anyone who is in touch with people in their own homes including the residents themselves. The first part of this checklist helps identify if a home may be at risk of overheating and if occupants there may be at risk of ill health from overheating. The more factors that are present, the greater the risk is likely to be. The second part details how to reduce overheating and where to get help.




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