Top Tips for the Hot Weather

It’s going to be a record breaking few days. Do enjoy the weather but please be safe and look after yourselves.

  • Drink plenty of fluids (unless you have specific medical condition that is worsened by that).
  • Avoid excess alcohol (alcohol actually dehydrates you).
  • Stay cool indoors: close curtains in rooms that face the sun. Turn off the central heating and unnecessary lights/electrical equipment.
  • Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest.
  • Apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Walk in the shade if possible.
  • Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.
  • Avoid enclosed spaces such as cars, they get hot very quickly.
  • Take regular breaks at work, where possible.
  • Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated, such as older people, people who live alone, and those with underlying conditions.
  • Make sure medicines are stored below 25°C or in the fridge (read the storage instructions on the packaging).