In hot weather, it is essential to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Carry a water bottle with you and try to drink at least eight glasses of water a day.

Wear Suncream

Protect your skin from harmful UV rays by wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Apply it frequently every two hours or more if you are swimming or sweating.

Swim Safety

Never swim alone, and always supervise children in or near water. Wear life jackets when boating and be aware of potential hazards such as rip currents.

Monitor when your symptoms occur and try to identify the allergens that trigger them. Limit exposure to allergens by staying indoors on high pollen count days.

Protect Against Insects

Use insect repellent to avoid mosquito and tick bites, and check for ticks after spending time outdoors. Remember to pack repellent when travelling abroad.

When to call 999 or visit A&E

If you think someone is drowning or

has cold water shock. 

For injuries such as

broken bones and fractures.

If someone is displaying symptoms of severe heatstroke or hyperthermia.

Severe burns from BBQs, the sun or

as a result of an accident.

When to visit your GP

Concerns about skin cancer,

moles and brown spots.

To get required vaccinations

prior to travelling abroad.

Get advice or treatment for allergies that get worse in summer.

Check up on overall health

and well-being. 

When to visit your local pharmacy


Mild sunburn

Mild dehydration

Insect bites and stings

Skin rashes

Travel sickness

What are the Effects of Sun on the Skin?

The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can destroy skin cells. Many cases of skin cancer are caused by skin damage from sun exposure.

A heat-related health problem like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, or excessive dehydration might derail you from your fitness objectives if you aren’t vigilant.

According to research, CPR administered during the first few moments of a person’s heart-stopping can save their life until medical assistance comes.

As the days become longer and the temperatures rise, don’t forget to take precautions to keep your dog cool and comfortable.

Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work. Composed of hydrogen and oxygen, water is a pure and free drink with many health benefits.