Basic tips on how to stay safe during hot weather

Basic tips on how to stay safe during hot weather

by Tom Martin (June 2022)

SEFTON health experts have issued some basic tips so locals can stay safe and “beat the heat” during the hot weather.

During the summer months, healthcare professionals are reminding everyone to be aware of the risks of hot temperatures and to take extra care of themselves and others.

Their top tips for keeping safe in the sun include staying hydrated, avoid physical activity, enjoy water safely, apply suncream regularly and don’t leave pets in the car.

Martin McDowell, deputy chief officer at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: ““The advice might sound like common sense, but it’s good to remind ourselves to keep cool and protect ourselves, our family and friends.

“At a time when NHS services are still under pressure, taking precautions to keep ourselves safe in the sun will mean that urgent care services are kept available for those who need them most.

Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health said: “Everyone loves to enjoy the great British summer, but it’s important to remember that hot weather can pose health risks for some people.

“Remember to keep an eye on any friends, family or neighbours who may be more vulnerable to the heat, such as older people, those with underlying health conditions and very young children.”

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