Weather forecasts show a very warm week for much of the country with hot days and warm nights.
Much of the advice on beating the heat is common sense and for many people spells of warmer weather are something they very much enjoy. However, for some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks.
Here’s some top tips for staying safe when the heat arrives
- drink plenty of fluids – even temperatures above twenty degrees can see vulnerable people becoming dehydrated.
- 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
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- When out and about, try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, walk in the shade and regularly apply sunscreen