Beat the Heat – coping with heat and Covid-19

Date: 24 June 2020

Sun

You can protect yourself from the sun and the current high temperatures which are expected to continue until the weekend with the following tips and advice:

  • Keep in touch - look after yourself, older people and those at risk – follow COVID-19 guidance (see below)
  • Keep well - drink of plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol  
  • Know how to keep your house cool – due to COVID-19 more people are working from home this summer or are staying at home to self-isolate
  • Slow down when it is hot 
  • Use cool spaces considerately, keep your distance

You can find more information on how to stay safe in the sun by viewing the poster ‘Beat the Heat – coping with heat and Covid-19’ see here

You can also visit the Oxfordshire County Council website for advice on keeping safe in the hot weather - see here

Helping people in hot weather and COVID-19 

This year, as more vulnerable people are staying at home due to COVID-19, please check on older people or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during hot weather. You can keep in touch over the phone or with video technology. However, if this is not possible and you need to provide direct care to someone at risk from the hot weather you should:

  • wash your hands when you arrive at the home of the person you care for using soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • do not visit if you are unwell and make alternative arrangements for their care

For further advice on keeping well in the heat visit the NHS website see here

  • Summary:

    Watch out for vulnerable people during the hot weather.

  • Transformation:
  • Date:
    24 June 2020