Top tips to beat the heat and stay safe in hot weather

  1. Look after yourself, check on others especially the elderly
  2. Listen to or watch the weather forecast and the news
  3. Plan ahead to avoid the heat
  4. Drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and caffeine
  5. Dress appropriately for the weather
  6. Slow down and avoid heavy activity
  7. Know how to keep your home cool
  8. Stay indoors or outdoors, whichever feels cooler
  9. Avoid closed spaces like cars which can get very hot
  10. If you’re too hot, cool your skin with water, slow down and rehydrate
  11. If your symptoms don’t get any better get help. Call NHS 111 or in an emergency 999

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Beat the heat keep cool at home checklist (July 2016)

Beat the heat staying safe in hot weather (July 2016)