Check on vulnerable during the heat

The ACT Health Directorate urges the community to regularly check on the vulnerable during the current extreme heat conditions being experienced in the Territory.

It is important this week that regular checks are made on family members, friends and neighbours for symptoms of heat exhaustion including nausea, dizziness, fainting, weakness, headaches, vomiting and loss of sweating.

People with these symptoms should be assisted to seek urgent medical attention by calling emergency triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance.