While it’s great to be making the most of the fine weather, it’s important to stay safe – and ensure others are safe too.

Some things to remember:

  • Look out for older people, children and the vulnerable
  • Drink regular fluids and avoid excess alcohol and extreme physical exertion
  • Stay out of the direct sun between 11am to 3pm when UV rays are strongest
  • If you need to go out, wear sunscreen, a hat and loose clothes
  • Look out for signs of heat-related problems and get medical help if you feel unwell.

Find out more about coping in hot weather

If you are visiting our Beaches please check out the Location of drinking taps at Torbay beaches, so you can keep hydrated and follow the safe swimming in Tor Bay and leisure guidance.

The Heat-Health alert service is a service provided by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), to help healthcare professionals manage periods of extreme temperature. Further guidance and information on what the heat thresholds mean can be found on the Met Office website.

Pharmacies and Bank Holidays

Make sure you get your prescriptions before any Bank Holidays.

Most GP practices ask patients to order prescriptions at least three working days in advance. Check with your practice.

Find out what pharmacies are open during the upcoming Bank Holidays.

Further useful guidance and information: