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We all love the sunshine, but it's really important to be ready for the summer heat as it can catch you by surprise.
You may not know this, but heat stroke is a life-threatening condition and can develop if heat exhaustion is left untreated.
It's important to be aware of friends and neighbours during a heatwave and to let people know if you are on your own and have any concerns.
Download our guide Staying cool in a heatwave for tips on how to protect yourself from the heat, how to recognise heat-related illness, and what to do if someone shows heat stroke symptoms.
Keep an eye on the weather reports from The Met Office, which will let you know if a heatwave is on its way.
Also if you have breathing problems or a heart condition, your symptoms might get worse when it’s very hot, so it may be a good idea to contact your GP for advice.
Staying cool in a heatwave (PDF 102 KB)
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Healthy Living (PDF 2,367 KB)
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