Drink plenty of water – avoid caffeine and alcohol
spend time in cool places
keep out of the sun. If you have to go outside, go in the early morning or late evening and stay in the shade
wear light coloured, loose clothing and take a hat to wear outside
always use plenty of sunscreen
don’t do a lot of exercise outside when it is very hot
to help you sleep use a water spray mister on your face and body
try to stay inside with a fan or air conditioner on
Babies and young children
Babies and young children need watching carefully when it is hot as they can get sick very quickly
cars can get dangerously hot – never leave babies, young children or pets alone in a car even if the air conditioning is on
if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should drink more water than usual
always wear shoes outside on hot days – the ground can easily burn the feet of babies or young children
Check on older people at least twice every day especially if they live alone
make sure older people are using their air conditioning when it is hot – always check the setting is on ‘cool’
People with physical or mental health conditions
Keep taking any prescribed medicine every day at the same time as you normally do, even if you feel unwell because of the heat
Keep your home cool by closing curtains, blinds and windows during the day
if it is safe, open windows at night to let cool air in
wear as little clothing as possible when in your own home to keep cool
bacteria can grow very quickly on food in hot weather and make you ill – keep all fresh food in the fridge
animals can suffer and even die on very hot days so keep them in the house or make sure they have shade in the garden and always leave them plenty of water
Help is available
If you think you are ill:
speak to your local chemist/pharmacist or call your GP
older people can register with the Red Cross and a volunteer will call 3 times a day to check if they are ok. Register by calling 1800 188 071
if you are very sick, go to your nearest hospital or call 000 for an ambulance
For other practical ideas, visit the SA Health website for more information or contact the Emergency Management Unit.
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