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Hot Weather Alert - information page

During the summer, temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people, particularly older people and young children, those with long term conditions, people with breathing conditions such as asthma or COPD may be more affected when there are high air pollution levels together with hot weather.

This is the national guidance from the NHS:

“Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help. Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.”

For more support and advice on how to cope in hot weather, visit NHS Choices:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

There is a Heatwave plan for England - for more information refer to the Heatwave Plan for England

For health and care professionals, additional guidance can be found on the Beat the heat: keep cool at home checklist

Video: Good hydration - Youtube video from OXFORD AHSN