Staying safe in hot weather

With the hot weather on its way, the NHS has been sharing lots of information on their social media feeds, sharing their tips on staying safe during heat waves.

Here you can see the different resources they have been sharing. You’ll also be able to share them directly:

  • Dehydration:
    • It’s starting to get very warm in parts of England. It’s vital that you drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated.
      Be aware of the symptoms of dehydration, and drink plenty of water to keep yourself properly hydrated. Try to avoid excess alcohol.

  • Hayfever: 
  • Insect bites and stings:
  • Protecting Your Skin:
    • No matter your complexion, always use protection. Protecting your skin from the sun can help reduce your chance of developing skin cancer. Apply sunscreen and try to keep out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day.
      Learn more about sun safety: nhs.uk/sun

  • Using sunscreen:
    • As we head into the warm weather, it’s worth checking to see if your bottle of sunscreen is still effective. The longer a bottle of sunscreen is open, the less effective it is at protecting you. If you’re using the same sunscreen from last summer, check that it hasn’t expired.
    • Sunburn does not just happen on holiday – you can burn in the UK, even when it’s cloudy. As the weather starts to get warmer, read our advice on what to look for when buying and applying sunscreen: nhs.uk/sun

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