When heat waves are intense, it is difficult for children to be attentive, especially if the school infrastructure is not equipped to give them comfort and safety. So should children be sent to school if the temperature rises? What does the Ministry of National Education recommend? The answer.
Can children stay indoors during the heat wave?
[Mise à jour du 21 juin 2022]. June 17, when a blazing heat wave hits France, With 12 divisions under the surveillance of Matteo-France’s “Red-Heat Wave”, the Ministry of National Education has decided: “In these sections, due to very high temperatures, Parents who are willing and able to do so can keep their children at home and not send them to school or college. ” He said in a statement. The prefectural authority may decide to close the school or educational institution on a case-by-case basis, otherwise, the reception of students will be maintained. “Only low intensity activities are allowed“Remembering the government, which also arranged for students to take BAC during the highest temperatures.
What is the recommendation in school in case of heat flow?
- School head teachers are being encouraged Make parents aware of the need for students to adapt to extreme heat : Provide caps and sunglasses and apply sunscreen before school if necessary.
- Drink regularly and moisturize your skin.
- Reduce physical activity and skip outings at the warmest.
- Avoid foods that are too fat or too sweet to prevent dehydration.
- Pay attention to food storage conditions.
- Particular attention should be paid to individuals and students known to be carriers or disabled of respiratory pathology. When taking medication, check storage methods and side effects for advice from National Education Physicians and Nurses.
- You also need to be aware of any signs of deterioration in your health. (Great weakness, great fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, impaired consciousness, nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, etc.) and to raise awareness of employees to take measures to prevent and report disorders that may occur. Implemented
Heatstroke and going to school: What precautions should you take when going out?
It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun (walking, physical and sports, etc.), wear warm clothing (hats, loose, light, light-colored clothing, covering exposed parts of the skin, etc.), regular and plenty. Drink in moderation, avoid sugary drinks and opt for ice-free water. Also avoid fatty and sugary foods, use sunscreen with high protection factor. Lastly, if you go to tent discovery classes, make sure these are in the shade and students are not there in very hot weather.
What to do in case of heatstroke during graduation exam?
The Ministry of National Education withdrew Signs that a heat wave and heat stroke should be alerted in the event : Severe weakness, extreme fatigue, dizziness, vertigo, impaired consciousness, Nausea or vomiting, muscle cramps, high body temperature and / or thirst and headache. “If you are in the presence of a person who makes incoherent comments, loses his balance, loses consciousness, he may suffer a stroke. Then there is the need to act quickly, efficiently and call for medical help immediately (SAMU 15). “ Inform the Ministry. Also do not forget to keep the person in shade or cool place, sprinkle pure water on the person, ventilate and provide small amount of water if the person is conscious.
School head teachers should Respect the recommendations when making sure the test runs smoothly, Including ensuring that test rooms are protected from heat. Candidates must have access to drinking water, or be allowed to leave the house to quench their thirst. Students will be preferred to stay on campus with less exposure to heat (less exposed or protected facades, green and covered areas, etc.). Blinds and shutters must be closed when exposed to the sun and close windows. “Air renewal can be achieved through a short opening (within five to ten minutes)“The ministry specifies that it is advisable to cool the room at night if possible. Finally, in the case of mechanical ventilation, it is recommended to do so. Ensure proper air renewal and activate nocturnal over-ventilation mode. It is also possible to use air-conditioned rooms as shelter rooms.
The heatwave info service telephone platform has been activated since the first phase of the heat. It notifies you on 0800 06 66 66 (free call from a landline), daily from 9am to 7pm.