Redwood Practice

Redwood Practice, Maswell Park Health Centre, Hounslow Avenue, Middlesex, TW3 2DY

Tel: 0208 630 3488

Telephone: 0208 630 3488

Out of hours: NHS 111

NHS 111

Stay safe and well in the heatwave

Saturday, 16 July 2022

The Met Office has issued a level 4 Heat-Health Alert due to high temperatures from 00:00hrs on Sunday, to the temperatures peaking on Monday and Tuesday. There is now a red alert for extreme temperatures from 00:00hrs Monday 18th to 23:59hrs Tuesday 19th July. Please see here for more information on the heat-health alert: Met Office extreme heat warning for 18th to 19th July.

 

In an effort to address this, people are being advised to follow Public Health England’s Beat the Heat messages. This includes:

  • Drinking plenty of fluid particularly water, aiming for at least two litres and avoiding alcohol, caffeine or hot drinks
  • Dressing appropriately and covering up including wearing a hat and sunglasses
  • Avoiding the heat as much as possible and limiting going out during the hottest part of the day (11am – 3pm)
  • Wearing sun screen with a minimum sun protection factor of SP15
  • Looking out for vulnerable neighbours including older people and young children especially those who have an underlying health issue such as asthma or heart condition
  • Following the weather updates and advice on keeping well
  • Finding ways to keep homes cool
  • Calling NHS 111 when you fall ill or get injured but it’s not an emergency
  • Further advice is available from nhs.uk/heatwave