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The Met Office has issued a Level 3 / 4 heatwave warning which puts everyone more at risk of heat stroke and dehydration but particularly older people

  • Make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids. Aim to drink at least 6-8 glasses of liquid per day
  • Eat a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to replace any salt you lose through sweating
  • Use sun cream when exposed to the sun - at least factor 30 and top up every 2 hours
  • If you or someone you work with has symptoms of dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke follow this advice:
    • Find a cool shady place and loosen any tight clothes
    • Drink plenty of water or fruit juice
    • Sponge yourself with cool water
    • If symptoms don’t improve in 30 minutes call your doctor or NHS 111 for advice. If you suspect a heat stroke, call 999

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For more information and advice on how to deal with the hot weather visit the Age UK National website.