Guidance

Heatwave Plan for England

The Heatwave Plan for England is intended to protect the population from heat-related harm to health.

Documents

Heatwave plan for England

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Making the case: the impact of heat on health – now and in the future

Advice for care home managers and staff: supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave

Looking after children and those in early years settings during heatwaves: guidance for teachers and professionals

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Equality analysis

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather (leaflet)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Beat the heat (poster)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Beat the heat: keep cool at home (checklist)

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Beat the heat: keep care home residents safe and well

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.

Details

The Heatwave Plan for England aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from prolonged exposure to severe heat for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

The Plan includes ‘Beat the Heat: Keeping care home residents safe and well’, a guide for care home staff.

Download a training slideset on the health impacts of hot weather and the Heatwave Plan for England for the health and social care system and the voluntary sector.

Published 13 May 2014
Last updated 29 May 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated heatwave plan for England 2018 and added link to training slideset.
  2. Added 'Beat the heat: keep care home residents safe and well'.
  3. Published new cover letter and resources for this year's heatwave plan for England.
  4. Uploaded 2015 editions of: Looking after yourself; Making the case; Advice for care home managers; and Advice for Health Professionals.
  5. Uploaded the 'Heatwave Plan for England' (May 2015).
  6. The 'Heatwave Plan for England 2014: easy read version' has been uploaded.
  7. First published.