The NHS in Sussex is warning about the health risks posed by the hot weather and issuing advice on how to stay safe in the heat, after the Met Office issued a level Two Heat-health alert for the region.
With temperatures set to continue through much of the coming days across Sussex, the NHS is urging those who are most vulnerable to take extra care and people are being reminded to look out for others.
Dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke can affect anyone, but the most vulnerable people are older people, anyone with a serious or long-term illness, people who spend a lot of time outside or in hot places.
A spokesperson for the NHS in Sussex said:
“We reminding people to take extra care of themselves and check in with their loved ones while out enjoying the hot weather this week.
“For some people, a heatwave can pose a serious health risk, especially older people, children and babies and those with long-term health conditions.
“Much of the hot weather advice from the NHS is common sense, such as drinking plenty of water and sticking to the shade. But, it’s also worth checking in with family, friends and neighbours during the hot weather to make sure they have the support they need, especially if they are higher risk.”
The NHS is offering some simple tips to follow to help beat the heat and for coping in hot weather: