Published: 08 August 2022
Everyone needs to take precautions to stay protected and to protect the health of family, friends and neighbours – some people, such as older adults, young children and those with long-term conditions run a greater risk of serious harm in extreme weather conditions.
Please check in on neighbours, family and friends to ensure they are prepared and follow these simple steps to keep safe:
- drink plenty of water, it is important to stay hydrated
- avoid the sun between 11.00am and 3.00pm - do not walk dogs in the heat of the day
- have cool baths or showers
- if you have to go out, stay in the shade, apply sunscreen, carry water and wear a hat
Keep yourself cool with these tips from the NHS.
Pets also suffer in the heat, so it is also important to keep an eye on them and make sure they stay as cool as possible. Exercising dogs or leaving them in a car in hot weather can cause serious health problems - dog should be walked only in the morning and evening when it is cooler.
Find out more on the RSPCA web site.