In this wonderful weather please remember to drink plenty of water and take sensible precautions,

Who is most at risk?

A heatwave can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are:

  • older people, especially those over 75
  • babies and young children
  • people with a serious chronic condition, especially heart or breathing problems
  • people with mobility problems – for example, people with Parkinson’s disease or who have had a stroke
  • people with serious mental health problems
  • people on certain medications, including those that affect sweating and temperature control
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs
  • people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports

There is good simple and clear advice on the NHS website

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

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