Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Stay Safe in Hot Weather

Posted by LRF Manager Pinned

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office have issued heat-health alerts with warm weather forecast across the country throughout the course of this week. The top ways for staying safe when the heat arrives are to:

Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk

Stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun – and remember that it may be cooler outdoors than indoors

  • 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 11:00am to 3:00pm, when the UV rays are strongest
  • Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
  • Make sure you take water with you if you are travelling
  • Take care and make sure to follow local safety advice if you are going into the water to cool down

Further information about the Heat-health alerts can be found at the Government website as well as the Met Office website.

More information about heat exhaustion can be found at the NHS website.

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Coping with Hot Weather

Posted by LRF Manager

For some people, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and those with young children, the summer heat can bring real health risks. That’s why everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on those you know whohttps://wiltshireandswindonprepared.org.uk/ may be at risk this summer. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.