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Beat the heat: stay safe in hot weather

Most of us enjoy sunny weather, but extreme heat can seriously damage your health. During a heatwave, when temperatures stay really high day after day, it can sometimes be fatal.

The safety message is to enjoy the hot weather but be sensible. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives.

To help handle the heat, the Government has released advice for individuals, local authorities and health providers on how to look after themselves and support others during heat waves.

The aim of the campaign is to raise both public and professional awareness of the health impacts of severe heat by preparing for, alerting people to and helping to prevent any major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. The campaign recommends a series of steps to be taken to reduce the risks to health from heat.

You can learn how to ‘beat the heat’ this summer with these series of steps by viewing the campaign’s poster and leaflet.

Other documents: 
Heatwave Plan for England - Supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave, advice for health and social care professionals 
NHS England 'Severe Weather' page

You can also find more resources by visiting the Department of Health page.