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The Chief Health Officer has issued a heat health alert based on the Bureau of Meteorology 7-day forecast. 

The forecast conditions may cause an increase in heat related illnesses and exacerbate pre-existing medical conditions in the community.

Extreme heat can affect anyone. Pregnant women, people with a pre-existing medical condition, people aged over 65 and children and babies are most at risk.

Organisations should monitor local weather conditions using the Bureau of Meteorology’s Heatwave Service for Australia and respond in accordance with their heat plans. Individuals should also prepare for the heat.

Heat kills more Australians than any natural disaster.

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