Extreme heat and heatwaves have negative impacts on health. Even modest increases above average temperatures can have negative impacts on those most vulnerable to heat, but effective planning can reduce the effects of heat on health.

The Ministry of Health has published 2 documents to raise awareness of the risks of hot weather to health, and to encourage and support the development of Heat Health Plans. These are just as important for individuals as for health and other organisations.

The Guidelines (20 pages) and Key information (7 pages) are both available in Word and in PDF format.


Date posted: 30 January, 2019