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Level 3 heatwave prompts public health warning

1st July 2015

People who are susceptible to negative effects of hot weather have been warned of the need to take precautions, in light of the current heatwave.

The Met Office has declared a Level 3 heatwave, meaning there is a 90 percent chance of temperatures remaining over threshold levels to have a significant effect on health on at least two consecutive days.

As such, social and healthcare services have been advised to take specific actions to target high-risk groups, leading Public Health England to issue guidance to those looking to stay healthy in the heat.

Advice includes looking out for vulnerable people, avoiding parked and enclosed vehicles, keeping out of the midday sun, wearing sunscreen, avoiding physical exertion and drinking plenty.

Dr Angie Bone, head of extreme events at Public Health England, said: "The key message for healthy individuals is to follow public health advice on how to enjoy the sun safely by staying cool, drinking lots of cold fluids and checking on those you know are at risk."

It has already been confirmed that today (July 1st 2015) has been the hottest July day on record.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801793128-ADNFCR

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