Heat-Health Alert

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 Look out for older people and others who may find it more difficult to stay cool and hydrated in hot weather. Stay #WeatherAware.

  • It is important to check that older friends, family and neighbours are coping during the hot weather. Keep in touch over the phone and follow the guidance on how to safely care for others #BeattheHeat
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol during the hot weather. Stay #WeatherAware
  • A cool living space is especially important for infants, older people or those with long-term health conditions #BeattheHeat
  • Keep indoor plants and bowls of water in the house during hot weather: evaporation helps cool the air. #BeattheHeat
  • Avoid extreme physical exertion during the hot weather. If you can’t avoid strenuous outdoor activity, keep it for cooler parts of the day e.g., early morning or evening. #BeattheHeat
  • The best thing to do in the hot weather is stay out of the direct sun, especially between 11am and 3pm as UV rays are strongest during these hours. #BeattheHeat
  • Stay #WeatherAware. Don’t leave babies, children, older people or vulnerable people or pets alone in stationary cars in hot weather
  • If going out in the hot weather, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen, wear a hat and light, loose cotton clothes #BeattheHeat.
  • Stay #WeatherAware: If you or others feel unwell, get dizzy, feel weak, anxious or have intense thirst, move to a cool place, rehydrate and cool your body down.
  • Rest immediately in a cool place if you have painful muscular spasms and drink plenty of cool drinks. Seek medical attention if you feel unusual symptoms or if symptoms persist. Stay #WeatherAware #BeattheHeat.