Monday 09 July 2018
As the Bailiwick experiences very warm conditions, Public Health would like to remind everyone of the top tips for staying safe during the heat.
These are to:
- look out for others, especially older people, young children and babies and those with underlying health conditions;
- close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors;
- drink plenty of water as sugary, alcoholic and caffeinated drinks can make you more dehydrated;
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals;
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm;
- take care to protect against the sun if you are going into the water to cool down;
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
- make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health, said:
'Over 65s, as well as young children and those with heart and lung conditions can all find normal activities a strain when temperatures get this high. I therefore urge caution as high temperatures, both indoors and outdoors, can also pose a risk to everyone's health when they occur over a sustained period.'