Stay cool this Summer

With the weather patterns being a little unpredictable at this time of the year, it’s important to make sure you have a good plan in place to keep cool if the temp turns up. Especially for those who may be more susceptible to dehydration or overheating.

KEEP HYDRATED – Drink plenty of water, take a water bottle with you at all times ( no beer or wine does not count 😉) but you can also keep hydrated with fresh fruit and salads.

PLAN YOUR DAY – keep activity to a minimum during the hottest part of the day.

REST – try and avoid too much strenuous activity or gardening.

NEVER-  leave children, adults or animals in parked cars.

WEAR – loose-fitting light clothing made from natural fibres like cotton. Especially for babies and small children too.

CHECK-IN – on your elders, as well as pregnant women too.

COOL IT – If you have access to air conditioning or create some good airflow through your space (closing curtains that have high sun exposure is also a good idea.) Sometimes a cool shower or bath can help if you don’t have access to a pool or the ocean.

FURRY FRIENDS – look after your pets too, keep them cool and make sure they have plenty of water too.


Symptoms can include: Headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion or muscle cramps. 

Get medical attention straight away if your symptoms get worse or you throw up.

Call Triple Zero (000) if yourself or a person shows any signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke.