The Bailiwick is again seeing very warm weather and we really hope that islanders take the chance to enjoy themselves after what has been a difficult start to the year.
However, Public Health it is always important to balance enjoyment with safety and I would therefore would like to remind everyone of the top ways for staying safe during the heat.
These are to:
Dr Nicola Brink, Director of Public Health also advised that the “over 65s, as well as young children and those with heart and lung conditions can all find normal activities a strain when temperatures get this high. I also urge people to take care to protect against the sun, taking sensible precautions such wearing a hat and applying sunscreen. It is also important to stay well hydrated.”
St John Ambulance Guernsey are experiencing a busy period at the moment and have also highlighted issues relating to the warm weather, particularly for people who have underlying health conditions and who live in properties with limited ventilation. In such cases, the advice to wear light clothing and to stay hydrated is particularly relevant.