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Stay safe in the heat this summer

Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2023

Hot weather

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is urging people to stay safe and look out for each other during hot spells.

Warm, sunny weather is something many look forward to, but for some people, especially older people and those with underlying health conditions, the summer heat can bring real health risks.

Young children and older people may feel the heat more acutely than others.

Temperatures indoors can be higher than temperatures outdoors, and this year more people than usual may need to stay at home.

We are urging everyone to keep an eye on those you know who may be at risk this summer and if you are able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support.

It is important to protect yourself and others from too much sun or heat. If spending time outdoors remember to take water or other hydrating drinks with you and protect yourself from the sun during the hottest hours of the day, usually between 11am and 3pm.

Cllr Julian Gutteridge, Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“It’s so important to think about the effects of heat on yourself and others.

“Please enjoy the sun safely, look out for others and follow the NHS guidance provided at the link below.”

Find out advice on how to cope in hot weather.