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Ensure that you, your family and friends stay safe and enjoy the hotter weather to the full by following the 'heat-health' guidance issued by Public Health England https://www.gov.uk/government/news/heat-health-warning 

The top ways for staying safe when the heat arrives are to:

  • look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions
  • 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 water.  Sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated
  • open windows when it feels cooler outside and it’s safe to do so
  • 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
  • if you are going into the water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes

If anyone feels unwell after being out in the sun, they should seek advice from their pharmacist, GP or NHS 111 in the first instance.

 August 2016

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