Beat the heat - coping with heat

Cooler safer places

Find somewhere cool to rest, indoors or outdoors

Why is this important?

It is important for your health to avoid getting hot in the first place.

If you do get hot, it is important to give your body a break from the heat. It may be cooler outside in the shade than inside an overheated building.

What can I do?

Take a break from the heat by moving to a cooler part of the house, especially for sleeping.

Find some shaded green space or have a cool bath or shower.

Beat the heat checklist

This helps you to identify if a home may be at risk of overheating and if occupants there may be at risk of ill health from overheating. The second part details how to reduce overheating and where to get help.

Download the beat the heat checklist