Tips to stay safe during heatwave

An annual report by the director of public health has been released, highlighting several areas, including smoking, obesity and sexual health, where the district does not compare well nationally. The report by Dr Andrew Furber is being released with the screening of short films by young people from the district.'Dr Furber.'w0473b950
An annual report by the director of public health has been released, highlighting several areas, including smoking, obesity and sexual health, where the district does not compare well nationally. The report by Dr Andrew Furber is being released with the screening of short films by young people from the district.'Dr Furber.'w0473b950

District health bosses have issued advice on how to stay safe while enjoying the current heatwave.

Dr Andrew Furber, director of public health, said: “Enjoy the hot weather, but remember it can cause problems, particularly for older people and the very young.

“Take sensible precautions such as drinking plenty of fluid, use plenty of sun screen, wear a hat and avoid too much exposure.

“Keep out of the sun during the hottest part of the day – 11am to 3pm – and keep the windows that are exposed to the sun closed during the day.

“Drawing the curtains will help keep the heat of the sun out. A little bit of sunshine does you good, but don’t overdo it.”

Other tips include wearing loose fitting, cotton clothes, taking water if you will be outside for any length of time, taking cool showers and splash your neck and face with cold water.