I hope everyone is as well as can be expected as the day is warming up. I have decided to cancel Mayoral visits for today and tomorrow, it is wrong to go ahead while the met office is issuing ‘stay at home’ warnings.
A small ask, if you have vulnerable people living nearby, please take a few minutes to knock on their doors to be sure they have all they need. It might simply be that they cannot reach the window they are desperate to open or close!
If you need help please remember some of the covid social media groups are still open. People will want to help now as they did then! Also, Surrey Heath is on 01276 707100.
The switchboard will be able to forward you any help you need. If you would prefer, drop me a message and I will do what I can to get you to the right place.
Please do ask, it’s easy to feel a burden but most people will be more burdened by the thought that you didn’t ask!
Top tips for staying safe in hot weather include:
- look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
- stay cool indoors by closing curtains on rooms that face the sun – and remember that it may be cooler outdoors than indoors
- drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
- never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
- check that fridges, freezers and fans are working properly
- try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm, when the UV rays are strongest
- walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a wide-brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
- avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day
- make sure you take water with you if you are travelling
- take care and make sure to follow local safety advice if you are going into the water to cool down
- check medicines can be stored according to the instructions on the packaging