Tips for staying safe in hot weather!

Tips for staying safe in hot weather!

With the Met Office predicting the week ahead to be a scorcher, and with us currently spending a lot of time at home or in our gardens, here’s a few helpful tips on how to stay safe during hot weather. 

Be sun aware

  • keep out of the sun at the hottest time of the day, between 11am and 3pm
  • if you are going to do a physical activity (for example exercise or walking the dog), plan to do these during times of the day when it is cooler such as the morning or evening
  • keep your home cool by closing windows and curtains in rooms that face the sun
  • if you do go outside, cover up with suitable clothing such as an appropriate hat and sunglasses, seek shade and apply sunscreen
  • drink plenty of fluids and limit your alcohol intake
  • check on family, friends and neighbours who may be at higher risk of becoming unwell, and if you are at higher risk, ask them to do the same for you
  • know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and what to do if you or someone else has them

If you feel unwell after being in the sun, call NHS 111 for advice.

You can find more information on protecting yourself in the sun at NHS Choices or at

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