Staying safe in the heat

Staying safe in the heat

Published 18 July 2022

Here are some tips on staying safe in the heat.

Stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun

Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol

Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals

Walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat

Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest

Avoid physical exercise in the hottest parts of the day

Make sure you take water with you if you are travelling

Make sure to follow local safety advice if you are going into the water to cool down

Look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk