Cool, call and cover
- Cool the burn with running cool tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery.
- Call for help – 999, 111 or your local GP for advice.
- Cover with cling film while transferring to a hospital/GP surgery.
The hospital/GP should apply a sterile dressing. Cling film should not be left on a burn for more than a few hours and only while wounds are being assessed by health professionals.