We have recently received some information from West Berkshire Council regarding the potential risks to residents should we experience another heatwave this summer. There is a task force responsible for making sure residents in West Berkshire are aware of what is in place should we experience temperatures over 25 degrees C. From 1st June 2019, West Berkshire will enter Level 1 until 15th September 2019 in line with the National Heatwave plan and this has been designed to encourage people to be alert and prepared.
A number of documents are available for you to view here:
- a slide set on the rationale for heatwave planning and response
- Heatwave Advice and Air Quality
- Heatwave and Mass Gatherings
- Key Public Health Messages.
You can also follow us for information if the weather heats up on :-
- West Berks Health and Wellbeing Facebook
- West Berks Health and Wellbeing Twitter
- West Berkshire Council Facebook
If a higher level alert is triggered, we will contact you, with as much warning as possible, to raise awareness for preventive actions to be taken by those in contact with people who are most at risk. The preventive actions we all take can help reduce the impact on our social care and health services.
If you are worried about what to do either for yourself or someone else who may be at risk, you can get advice from NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk/summerhealth or alternatively ring NHS 111.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in Public Health and Wellbeing if you have any queries on 01635 503437.