With the particularly hot weather we’ve had this week it’s a good idea to be cautious about what activity we do and take care.
The heat can affect anyone but certain people are more vulnerable and you may not know until its too late.
Groups that are vulnerable include:
Older people, especially over 75, babies and young children, people with serious long-term conditions, particularly dementia, heart, breathing or mobility problems, people on certain medicines, including those that affect sweating and temperature control, people with serious mental health problems, people who misuse alcohol or drugs AND people who are physically active – for example, labourers or those doing sports, including hiking.
Advice for coping in the heat.