Health Protection Information
Please see below health protection information provided by Public Health.
Refreshed UKHSA health protection webinars:
As many of you are aware, UKHSA have been running regular free webinars for early years and education providers focused on COVID-19. Following changes to guidance as well as feedback from those who attended previous sessions, the webinar has now been refreshed and updated to give providers the opportunity to hear about wider childhood infections and diseases, with a particular focus on infection prevention and control and outbreak management. This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Health Protection Team and there is always plenty of time to ask questions. UKHSA will run two webinars each term, and participants can sign up to selected dates here www.eventbrite.co.uk. The last webinar for this academic year will take place on 23rd June 2022 at 4pm.
Hot weather alert
We are expecting hotter weather in Gloucestershire on Friday 17 June. Weather like this is something many people look forward to and go out and enjoy, but please remember that sunny spells can pose health risks for some people, such as children.
The top ways for staying safe when the heat arrives are to:
- Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated.
- Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors.
- Use cool spaces if going outdoors.
- Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol.
- Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children, vulnerable adults, or animals.
- Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest.
- If you have to go outside in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat.
- Avoid physical exertion during the hottest parts of the day.
- Make sure you take water with you if you are travelling.
Links to more information
Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves: for teachers and professionals - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/looking-after-children-and-those-in-early-years-settings-during-heatwaves-for-teachers-and-professionals
More information from NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/#risk