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There are a few things you can do to prepare you and your house before a heatwave comes.
Follow this 'how to prepare for the heat' infographic
Or for more information, visit NSW Beat the Heat
What is heat-related illness and what to do?
Heat-related illness can feel like you are dizzy, thirsty, feel very tired and your urine can look bright yellow or dark yellow. See this urine colour chart to find out more. Check out our flyer so you can know the early signs of heat-related illness.
If you have medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, heat can make things worse.
How does heat impact my medications?
Some prescribed medications can increase the risk of heat-related illness. Also, some medications can be less effective or more toxic when exposed to and stored in high temperatures. To know what you can do, download the ‘Extreme heat and your medications’ poster for more information.
There are things you can do during a heatwave to make sure you stay safe.
Follow this 'how to plan ahead and stay healthy in the heat' infographic
For more tips on how to stay healthy in the heat, visit NSW Beat the Heat
Visit the NSW Health website for information for Aboriginal families
Visit the NSW Health website for information for parents/carers of babies and children
If you need advice or have questions, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
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