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Level 2 Heatwave Alert

  • Last modified date:
    24 June 2011

The Met Office has forecast that in at least the next two to three days there is a 60% chance of temperatures in the East Midlands, East of England, South East, and London regions, being high enough on at least two consecutive days to give rise to significant health risks.  The Heatwave Plan defines this as a Level 2 Alert.  

High temperatures can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease.  Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or for somebody you know is available below from the NHS Choices website, the Department of Health website or NHS Direct on 0845 4647, or from your local GP or pharmacist.

For health and social care providers, the purpose of this message is to draw your attention to the requirements set out in the Heatwave Plan and the need for organisations providing health and social care to take steps to prepare for a Level 3 or 4 heatwave. 

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