Wealden District Council

Hot weather advice

News : 12 September 2016

With the hot weather set to return to the South East for the next few days, please keep an eye open for isolated, older people, people who are ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool.

Pevensey Beach

Ensure that babies, children or older people are not left alone in stationary cars. Check on older people or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heatwave. Be alert and call a doctor or social services if someone is unwell or further help is needed

It’s best to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm and if you have to go out in the heat, wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection, wear a hat. Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes. This should minimise the risk of sunburn

The advice from Public Health England is to avoid extreme physical exertion, take plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine or drinks high in sugar. If drinking fruit juice, dilute it with water. Eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content. and when travelling ensure you take water with you.

For more information and advice, visit the Public Health England website (external link)