Top tips and advice for staying cool in the warmer weather

A mother and her children running through water from a hosepipe in the sun

Enjoy Summer the safe way

Where are you spending your Summer? Whether you're having a staycation in Surrey or jetting off on a tropical holiday we want you to enjoy it safely.

Top tips

  • Stay hydrated with water
  • Avoid the sun during the hottest part of the day, between 11am to 3pm
  • Wear sun cream and reapply throughout the day
  • Wear light, cool clothing
  • Avoid intense exercise during the hottest part of the day
  • Wear a hat outdoors
  • Check the met office web page for the latest weather forecast and any high temperature health warnings

Don't forget pets

Animals can't control their temperature in the same way we do, so take steps to protect them from the heat. You should walk your dog in the early morning or late evening when it's cooler. Do not leave your pets in the car and make sure they have plenty of shade and water when playing outdoors.

Look out for people in your community

Older people, those who live alone, younger children and babies find it particularly hard to cope when the temperature rises, so it's important to look out for those people in our community. Check in on friends, family and neighbours who may struggle in the heat.

If someone is unwell or needs further help, the NHS is here to help. Call NHS 111 or speak to your local pharmacist.

For more tips on coping in the heat, visit the Staying safe and well in summer Healthy Surrey web page for local information, advice and services available to help you and others stay healthy.

There is also useful Beat the Heat checklist from the UK Government web page.

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