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Coronavirus: Be responsible. Be safe

Health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus

Flames

Children are fascinated by flames and fire and do not understand the risks. Naked flames can burn your child and cause fire.

Candles

Keep lit candles out of reach of children. Supervise them at all times. Never leave burning candles unattended.

Open fires, stoves and heaters

Always guard open fires, stoves and heaters with a fireguard and spark guard.

Secure the fireguard to the wall.

Never put anything on top of the fireguard like clothes as they could catch fire.

Keep heaters away from curtains and blinds.

Matches and lighters

Children will want to get their hands on matches and cigarette lighters. Keep matches and cigarette lighters out of sight and reach of children.

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page last reviewed: 28/03/2019
next review due: 28/03/2022