Staying safe in the hot weather

Staying safe in the hot weather

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long, there are health risks. The MET office has forecast warm weather for Nottinghamshire over the next few days. To help you stay safe in the heat, follow the useful tips below.

  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
  • Avoid physical exertion
  • Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
  • Drink plenty of cold drinks
  • If you have a health problem, keep medicines below 25 °C or in the refrigerator
  • Look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses
  • Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals

Remember that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too. Try to keep your bedroom and living space cool, by closing the curtains on windows that receive the sun and opening your windows at cooler times of the day and overnight

when safe to do so. Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.

For further information and support, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/