Staying safe in hot weather

19 June 2017

Written by: Policy and communications team

Children and young people - Health and Wellbeing - Safety

The Met Office has issued a level 3 heatwave alert for London until Wednesday 21 June, here is advice from Public Health England for staying safe in hot weather.

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Keep in touch

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  • Look after yourself, older people and the young
  • Listen to the weather forecast and the news
  • Plan ahead to avoid the heat

Keep well

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  • Drink plenty of water, cut back on alcohol & caffeinated drinks
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Slow down when it is hot

Find somewhere cool

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  • Know how to keep your home cool
  • Go indoors or outdoors, whichever feels cooler
  • Cars get hot, avoid closed spaces

Watch out

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  • Be on the lookout for signs of heat-related illness
  • Stay safe when swimming
  • Cool your skin with water, slow down and drink water
  • Get help. Call NHS 111 or in an emergency 999

For more information please visit the NHS website.

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