With the sizzling summer temperatures continuing to climb towards the weekend – do you know how to keep cool and beat the heat?
Many residents and workers across the Borough will welcome the sunshine, but it is important when you enjoy the hot weather to stay safe and well – particularly people who are at risk of harm, including the very young, older people (especially those over 75) and anyone with a medical condition that is worsened by the extreme heat.
It‘s always a good idea to stay out of the sun, but if you’re out and about, make sure you use sunblock effectively, wear a hat and loose clothing, avoid extreme physical exertion (or do activities like sports or gardening in the cooler temperatures of morning or evening) and stay hydrated by carrying a bottle of water.
The Borough has a couple of excellent paddling pools – in Fleming Park, Eastleigh (pictured) and St John’s Recreation Ground, Hedge End - to help keep the youngsters cool after school, at the weekends and over the summer holidays.
And don’t forget that our four-legged friends suffer in the heat too. We’re adding our voice to the national campaign reminding motorists that dogs die in hot cars.
Public Health England provide detailed advice in a leaflet that can be downloaded.