I encourage everyone to take precautions during this period and stay healthy in the heat.
The best way to prevent heat-related illness is to drink plenty of water, plan your day around the heat, keep cool and take care of others around you.
It is important everyone is aware of the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness in order to recognise and treat affected people promptly.
People showing severe signs of heat-related illness should seek urgent medical attention, in an emergency situation call Triple Zero (000). Multilingual resources are available to download at: www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/beattheheat/Pages/resources.aspx