With temperatures set to soar over the next couple of days we live in one of the best places to enjoy it - with miles of award winning sandy beaches and the beautiful blue sea to dip our toes into. But, it’s important that we take care in the heat and the sun.
Here are a few top tips for staying safe:
- drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
- 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
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am - 3pm
- take care and follow local safety advice, if you are going into the water to cool down – visit the RNLI website to find out more.
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
- make sure you take water with you if you are travelling.
For more information and guidance please visit Gov.uk.