Stay safe this weekend as temperatures set to soar

16 July 2021

Please be advised that a Level 2 Heatwave Alert from Public Health England and the Met Office has been issued today (Friday 16 July 2021).

The alert indicates that there is a 70% probability of hot weather between Saturday 17 and Tuesday 20 July in parts of England.

Daytime temperatures will be very warm or hot, with maximum temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius during the weekend and into Monday.

Please be careful over the weekend and stay safe when out in the sun. Make sure you:

  • Spend time in the shade between 11am and 3pm
  • Make sure you never burn
  • Cover up with suitable clothing and sunglasses
  • Take extra care with children
  • Use at least factor 15 sunscreen.

Advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety in the UK and abroad is available on the NHS website.


Top ways for staying safe in the sun

  • Look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions,
  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors,
  • Drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated,
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals,
  • Take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down,
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat,
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day,
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes,
  • Make sure you take water with you if you are travelling.

For more information, please visit the dedicated sun safety page on the CCG website.

Page last updated 20 July 2021