THE NHS has submitted health advice for residents as the ongoing heatwave continues.

There is currently a Level 3 Amber heat health warning in place for the East of England.

This is triggered when the Met Office confirms threshold temperatures for one of more regions have been reached for one day and the following night, and the forecast for the next day has a greater than 90 per cent confidence level that the day threshold temperature will be met.

This stage also requires social and healthcare services to target specific actions at high-risk groups.

It is the second highest stage for heat warnings, with Level 4 reached when a heatwave is so severe and/or prolonged that its effects extend outside the health and social care system.

The warning for extreme heat for much of England and Wales is now in place from Sunday until the end of Tuesday, with the hot spell expected to peak on Monday or Tuesday.

The NHS has issued advice for residents during the heatwave, including tips on staying hydrated, ways to keep cool and warnings for children, loved ones and pets.

System Medical Director at the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board Dr Ronan Fenton said: “While most of us welcome the sunshine and warmer weather, it is important to remember, the various health problems hot weather can bring that might affect you or your family.
“Visit our website for top tips and advice on how you can beat the heat and stay well while enjoying the summer weather. 

“If you do feel unwell and need to seek medical advice, speak to your community pharmacist or NHS 111 in the first instance.”

For more information and advice, visit HERE.