Health protection – 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

Heatwave Plan for England: easy read version

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Heatwave Plan for England: cover letter

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 yourself and others during hot weather: the latest advice

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

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Equality analysis

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Detail

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