Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather and heatwaves. Some groups of people – such as babies and young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people who have chronic health conditions – are more at risk than others.
Follow these simple steps to stay healthy in the heat:
Drink plenty of water
Stay cool with a fan or air-conditioner
Avoid going out in the hottest part of the day
Keep curtains, blinds and windows closed during the day to keep your home cool
Cool off with a shower or bath
Look out for family, friends and the elderly
Check the weather forecast so you know when hot weather is coming
If you go outside during the day, wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved and light-coloured clothing, a hat, sunglasses and SPF30+ or higher sunscreen.
Find more information on how to stay healthy in the heat under the topics below.
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