Heatwave Advice

it’s important to know how to keep yourself and your loved one safe in heat waves.

Heatwave Advice

Now we are receiving a beautiful Heat Wave in Fife, It is important that you make sure you are safe and to check in on friends, family, neighbors or anyone who is more vulnerable in hot weather.

When we get older our bodies struggle more with heat, which can cause dehydration, heatstroke and exhaustion.

Check on your loved ones regularly and make sure they are not overheating themselves with heating on, thick clothing etc try get them to wear more linen/ lighter clothing materials, Sandals, hats and protection.

Get More Air flow into your home with windows open, or keep blinds/curtains closed where the sun is too warm shining in.

You could also get a fan and make sure it is a safe location and not on 24/7 to get more cooler air flowing.

Make sure you are also taking care of your pets, or your loved ones know the risks also.


Hydration is KEY – 

Drink plenty of water, diluted juice or fruit juice,  Eat water based foods.

You can set up alarms/ notifications to remind you when to drink water.

Make sure you drink when you wake up and before meals.

It is very important to stay hydrated and cool in the sun,

sit in the shade and don’t over do with heat/ burning/ dehydration.

Walking/ spending time outside – 

Make sure you have plenty water available with you or beside you.

wear sun protection, including hats and sunglasses.

Have shade available for you to sit in.

Try avoid the heat between peak time of 1030am – 330pm get outside in early morning or later in the evening when the temperature is cooling.