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Hot Weather Alert

A Level 2 heatwave alert has been issued from between 08:00 on Sunday the 15th July and 08: 00 on Monday the 16th July. 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/heat-health/#?tab=hotWeatherAlert

This means that temperatures are likely to rise to levels that increase the risk of ill health especially for the very young, vulnerable adults, older people and those with long term conditions.  Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at Summer Health,  NHS 111 or from your local chemist.

Children’s susceptibility to high temperatures varies; those under four years of age, who are overweight, or who are taking certain medication may be at increased risk of adverse effects. Some children with disabilities or complex health needs may be more susceptible to high temperatures.

Please refer to SLA online Health and Wellbeing in Schools team area for supporting information:  http://www.westberkseducation.co.uk/Services/2486
and ensure that heatwave plans are in place and staff are aware of the actions they will take should the alert level move to level 3.

Please ensure that the information about is cascaded to your staff to take appropriate action.

The Public Health Team are working with our Communications Team to ensure messages go out to our residents.

 If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this alert, please contact  publichealthandwellbeing@westberks.gov.uk

12 Jul 2018

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