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National Heatwave Plan for England 2016

Heatwave PLan 2015

Public Health England have re-issued the Heatwave Plan for England, there are no changes from last year.  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:

Three new resources have been developed: 

‘Beat the Heat’ poster: an infographic for the public with key advice for staying safe in hot weather 


‘Beat the Heat’ leaflet


‘Beat the Heat: keep cool at home – checklist’: a checklist to help people identify situations where overheating in the home may cause harm to health, the actions to take, and how to access further help and support. This resource is aimed at members of the public as well as frontline workers (for example, health and social care staff)


Copies of the Plan and associated guidance is available by clicking

View our advice pages on Heatwaves by clicking here.


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