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Heatwave advice

Heatwave advice

IMPORTANT – Heatwave advice ☀

The Met Office has issued a level 3 alert regarding a heatwave in the East of England. This means 90% chance of going above 30 degree C in our locality. 

Please help to support people to keeping cool and comfortable and reduce health risks. 

  • Tips for coping in hot weather: 
  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat. 
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter). 
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water. 
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar. 
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool. 
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need. 
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors. 
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.