Watch out for the symptoms of overheating with the increasing temperatures reading 36-38 degrees celsius
To stay safe
- Water – Drink plenty of water throughout the day;
- Shade – slow down, avoid being out or exercising at peak sun times;
- Sunscreen – Keep skin protected to avoid burning;
- Look after your neighbour – check in with anyone you know who may isolated or find it hard to look after themselves;
- Know where to get help – 999 is for an emergency and 111 in a non-emergency. Health and practical advice on the heatwave is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/beat-the-heat-staying-safe-in-hot-weather
Heat Exhaustion symptons
- Muscle Cramps in your arms, legs and stomach
- Extreme thirst, nausea or vomiting
- Heavy sweating, a fast pulse
That’s particular important if you’re more vulnerable to the heat.
Check on your family and neighbours and make sure you, and they have plenty to drink.