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Staying safe in the heat

With a heatwave forecast in Hampshire this week, please stay safe with the following guidance from the Department of Health’s Heatwave Plan for England:

Stay out of the heat:

Cool yourself down:

Keep your environment cool:

(Longer term)

Look out for others:

If you have a health problem:

If you or others feel unwell:

1: Adapted from: WHO Europe public health advice on preventing health effects of heat

2: NOTE: Use of Fans: At temperatures above 35C fans may not prevent heat related illness. Additionally fans can cause excess dehydration (Cochrane Review). The advice is to place the fan at a certain distance from people, not aiming it directly on the body and to have regular drinks. This is especially important in the case of sick people confined to bed.

 

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