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Heatwave plan issued

The Department of Health issued their revised Heatwave Plan for 2011 on 26th May.

Each year the Department for Health review and update their national planning arrangements and associated guidance to ensure it remains current and in advance of the ‘Heat-Health Watch’ system.  The Heat-Health Watch system operates from 1 June to 15 September, based on Met Office forecasts, which will trigger levels of response from the Department of Health, Birmingham City Council and other bodies. 

The plan sets out what needs to happen before and during a severe heatwave in England and includes specific measures to protect at-risk groups.  This plan is then used as a basis for local planning arrangements.

For advice on what to do in the event of a heatwave alert please visit our Heatwave Advice Pages at: or visit the Department for Health at:

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