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How to prepare for hot weather - 23 July 2019

How to prepare for hot weather - 23 July 2019

Warm weather is something we all look forward to, with most of us heading outdoors to heat weather message.jpgenjoy the sunshine, but it’s worth remembering that sunny spells can pose health risks.

Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense, but there are simple ways that you can protect yourself, and your family and friends, from the heat.

Older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children can struggle to adapt to the heat, so please make sure to look out for people who may need some support.

Here are some top ways to safe in the heat:

  • Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • Take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • Make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling

Further information on staying safe in the heat can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/heat-health-advice-2019