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Heat-Health Alert

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable people. Find out more about how to cope in hot weather (NHS.UK). Please also see our Beat the Heat pages. 

More details about hot weather alerts is available on the Met Office website


The government has removed remaining domestic restrictions in England. There are still steps you can take to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated (NHS.UK)
  • Let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside
  • Consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces

Find out more about living safely with COVID-19 (GOV.UK)

Get the right treatment when you need it

Read the NHS Kent and Medway guide to local services and how to access them at www.stopthinkchoose.co.uk


Longer, happier and healthier lives

We all want to live longer, happier and healthier lives and promoting the health and wellbeing of our residents is an important part of what we do.  

Many factors combine to affect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, not just the use of health care services. This includes individual circumstances and the local environment such as where we live, inherited characteristics, income, education, life experiences, behaviours and choices, and our relationships with family and friends. These factors are often referred to as the "wider determinants of health".   

We are in a good position to influence many of these factors not just through our core services but also our wider leadership role supporting communities and influencing other organisations. Through our work, we want to create a more vibrant and healthy place for people to live and work.  

There are many ways to stay healthy and active in the Dover district. For example, did you know that we look after more than 200 parks, open spaces, play areas, allotments, commons and woodlands? Please see our  Leisure & Tourism pages for further information on how you can get active in the district.  

Take control of your health

It's never too late to take control of your health. Take Public Health England's 'How are you' online health quiz to find out how you are doing.

Living well »

Making small changes now can improve your health right away.

Ageing well »

Continue living active, independent and fulfilled lives. 

Beat the Heat »

Top tips to stay healthy this summer. 

Children and young people »

How children and young people can be happier, healthier, safer, more fulfilled and ready for adult life.

Joining up health and care »

Changes introduced from 1st July 2022 - Integrated Care Systems explained. 

Care and Support Jargon Buster »

A plain English guide to the most commonly used words and phrases in health and social care (external link)

Environmental Health »

Our Environmental Health team deal with a wide range of environmental issues including air quality, food safety and health and safety at work.

Leisure and Tourism »

How you can get active in the Dover district



Email:  policy@dover.gov.uk