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Keep Cool This Summer

Now that the warmer weather is upon us its important to look after our health during the summer, here are some advice ideas to help. 

Tips for coping in hot weather

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

stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool

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

follow coronavirus social distancing guidance and wash your hands regularly

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, if you have to go out in the heat

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

 

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