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Heatwave warning for local residents starting 9th June 

THE UK Health Security Agency and the Met Office have issued a Level 3 Amber heat health warning for the East of England from 9am on 9 June until 9am on 12 June

There is also a Thunderstorm warning from 2pm until 9pm on Saturday 10th June.

While most of us welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, it is important to remember, the various health problems hot weather can bring that might affect residents. 

Here are some important things to remember: 

  • Residents should look after themselves and others – the elderly and the young; listen to the weather forecast and the news and plan ahead to avoid the heat. 
  • Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol. 
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and slow down when it is hot. 
  • Stay on the lookout for heat related illness. Symptoms include; confusion, slurred speech, loss of consciousness, hot, dry skin or profuse sweating and seizures. 
  • Wear plenty of sunscreen to help reduce the chances of skin cancer.  
  • Make sure to look after any bugs and bites. 

Visit our website for top tips and advice on how you can beat the heat and stay well, while enjoying the summer weather.  

If you do feel unwell and need to seek medical advice, speak to your community pharmacist or NHS 111 in the first instance.  

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