We all love to get out and about over the summer months. But it's worth being aware of the impact the sun can have on your health.
There is lots of information about summer health and how to stay well on the NHS Choices website, including:
You can also get lots of advice about summer health and how to stay well from your local pharmacy. There is also lots of information available on the Cancer Research UK website about staying smart in the sun.
If you are going abroad, you may be entitled to medical care at reduced cost or sometimes free. What you are entitled to depends on where in the world you are traveling. You can find out more about covering medical care abroad on the NHS Choices website.
The NHS Choices website also has useful information about travel vaccinations which you may need depending on which country you are visiting.
It's good to see a bit of sun, but if it's too hot for a long time, it can impact our health. The Met Office officially send out heat health alerts from June to the end of September, if temperatures are expected to exceed safe levels. Information about health and heatwaves can be found in the national heatwave plan which looks at protecting from harm caused by severe heat and heatwaves.