Take precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones. Also, check on neighbours frequently:
- Apply a sunscreen of at least sun protection factor (SPF) 30, at least 20 minutes before heading outdoors. Be sure the SPF 30 screens out both UVA and UVB rays, and reapply frequently (as directed on product label).
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses (with a UVA/UVB CSA certified seal).
- Wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts and pants that cover skin.
- Consider rescheduling outdoor activities to cooler hours of the day.
- Drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated beverages to stay hydrated.
- Take frequent breaks from heat, spending time indoors. If you are going to be indoors in a public building, such as a mall, be sure to respect and follow all COVID requirements, including physical distancing and considering masks.
- Do not leave any person or pet inside a closed vehicle, ever.
Monitor for symptoms of heat stroke:
- high body temperature
- lack of sweat
If heat stoke is suspected:
- move the individual to a shaded area
- remove excessive clothing and shoes
- wrap the person in a wet towel until medical care is being provided.
- Seek medical attention