Hot weather advice

Salford residents are advised to be prepared during bouts of hot weather.

This continuous hot weather is a good reminder for people to practice sun sense and look out for others, especially the vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses and long-term conditions.

Top advice for being sun safe if outdoors for more than 20 minutes:

  • Wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection, wear a hat and light scarf. Wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes. This should minimise the risk of sunburn
  • Drink lots of cool drinks, avoiding alcohol
  • Seek shade
  • Look out for others, and check on elderly relatives and neighbours to make sure that they are ok

It's important to remember that rising heat does bring health risks for some. Keep an eye on the weather forecast for the coming days. Avoid going out in the sun between 11am and 3pm if you can, drink plenty of fluids and keep an eye out for children and the older people.

Further information

Downloadable documents

Advice from GOV.UK

For further advice from GOV.UK see the Heatwave Plan for England.

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