23/07/2018 - Permalink

New heatwave alerts issued across large parts of England

Related topics: Health / Partner organisations

News from our partners Public Health England

New heatwave alerts have been issued across large parts of England to warn people about hot weather forecast over the coming days.

Dr Thomas Waite, Consultant in Health Protection at Public Health England, said:

“Temperatures are likely to rise this week, which may leave older people, young children and those with long-term conditions, including heart and lung diseases, struggling to adapt to the heat. So keep an eye on friends and family who may be at risk.

“To beat the heat, try to keep out the sun from 11am to 3pm, walk in the shade if you can, apply sunscreen and wear a hat if you have to go out in the heat. Also try to carry water with you when travelling.”

Read top tips for staying safe in the heat

Shropshire Council have also developed a series of summer well webpages.

For more information go to https://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2018/06/advice-help-stay-safe-well-summer/ or visit https://shropshire.gov.uk/stay-safe-and-well-this-summer/