Published on: 25 June 2024

Warmer weather can worsen conditions and can cause heat exhaustion or more seriously – heatstroke.

We advise people to take some simple steps to stay safe in the heat.

Keep out of the heat if you can. If you have to go outside, stay in the shade especially between 11am and 3pm, wear sunscreen, a hat and light clothes, and avoid exercise or activity that makes you hotter.

Cool yourself down. Have cold food and drinks, avoid alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks, and have a cool shower or put cool water on your skin or clothes.

Keep your living space cool by closing windows during the day and opening them at night when the temperature outside has dropped.

Electric fans can help if the temperature is below 35 degrees.

Check the temperature of rooms, especially where people at higher risk live and sleep.