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17 June 2022 Press release

Advice on dealing with hot weather

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During these periods of hot weather, the Prince's Government is keen to ensure that residents of the Principality are aware of the risks such conditions pose to health.

Exposure to extreme heat is harmful to the human body, with the risk of dehydration and heatstroke the most serious complications.

There are some simple behaviours and tips you can follow to avoid being affected by the heat:

  • Drink plenty of water;
  • Cool down regularly;
  • Don’t go out during the hottest hours of the day (10 am to 6 pm);
  • Stick to non-strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day;
  • Keep your home cool;
  • Never leave anyone, particularly a child, alone in a car, even for a very short period, since the temperature inside can rise very quickly (animals should not be left in vehicles either).

Here are some simple behaviours and tips you can follow to prevent UV exposure:

  • Wear long-sleeved clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses;
  • Opt for category 3 sunglasses – note that some sunglasses, even those with dark-tinted lenses, do not offer protection against UV rays;
  • In addition to these measures, use sun cream on uncovered areas;
  • Never expose children under 12 months old to the sun.

Exposure and the level of sun cream protection you should use depend on the UV index (which varies according to the amount of sunshine):

  • When the UV index is between 3 and 7
    • Use a sun cream with a minimum of SPF 30+.
  • When the UV index is between 8 and 10
    • Use a sun cream with a minimum of SPF 50+.
  • When the UV index is 11 or higher
    • Avoid exposure to the sun;
    • Use a sun cream with a minimum of SPF 50+.

If you feel unwell, contact the Fire and Emergency Service by dialling 112.

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