Staying well in Summer

Stay safe in the heat

For advice on how to prepare for the hot weather and tips on how to keep yourself cool, see resources from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

For advice on preparing for changes in the weather, see the Weather Ready webpage from the Met Office.

Be ‘tick aware’

During the summer months as we enjoy the warmer weather outdoors, be ‘tick aware’ to prevent infections such as Lyme disease.

Learn more about Lyme Disease and Tick-borne disease in the UK on the NHS and UKHSA webpages.

Visiting a farm or a petting zoo

Farm animals can be the source of several bugs that can be passed from animals to humans and cause illness.

Find more information on keeping yourself safe when visiting a farm or petting zoo.

Travelling abroad?

Check the advice for the country you’re planning to visit regarding vaccines and health information.

Protect yourself from insect bites and take care when eating and drinking abroad, see UKHSA guidance for more information on how to reduce potential health risks.