Staying safe during heat waves

Last updated: 3 March 2017

Heat

Good weather during the summer months isn't guaranteed. However, longer days and lighter nights mean more people head outdoors to enjoy sport, recreation and relaxation.

NHS Inform provide information on conditions related to extreme heat such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion which have serious consequences if not treated quickly.

You should also be aware of the risks of sunburn and how to reduce your chances.

Travelling in hot countries

The Fit For Travel site provides information for people travelling abroad in hot countries and has general advice on a range of health and travel related topics.