Heatwave warning: Thursday 6 August to Sunday 9 August

When it’s too hot for too long, there are health risks. In England, there are on average 2000 heat related deaths every year.

Please ensure you keep safe and cool during the upcoming heat wave.

  • look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
  • close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
  • if going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately, keep your distance in line with social distancing guidelines
  • 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
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat
  • avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
  • if you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice

For more advice visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/