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Beat the Heat – advice on the current heatwave

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HEATWAVE ADVICE
If you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours, or know of any local residents who may need help, please check on them regularly to make sure they are safe and well.

Please look out for others and share this information with family, friends and neighbours.

The heat can affect anyone, but older people, those with chronic illnesses, young children and babies can be at particular risk, so it is important to look out for them.

The NHS has some tips for how to cope during a hot weather including:

✔seek shade
✔drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
✔keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm and avoid exercising and exertion
during the hottest parts of the day
✔apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses
✔stay cool indoors by closing curtains and blinds in rooms that face the
sun, then opening windows later in the day when it’s cooled down
✔never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially older people,
young children or pets
✔if you see a dog in distress in a hot car, dial 999. Dogs die in hot cars.

The RSPCA has some advice on how to help your pets when the weather is warm.

Avoiding sunburn and heatstroke
The NHS has advice for adults and children on sunscreen and sun safety.

The NHS has advice on how to spot and prevent heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Please look out for others and share this information with family, friends and neighbours.