There are simple ways to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy during heatwaves.
It is important to stay healthy in the heat. There are simple ways to keep cool.
Keeping cool and your temperature down is the first step to remaining healthy during the heat.
To keep cool:
Drinking enough water and staying well hydrated keeps you healthy during the heat.
To stay hydrated and check your hydration:
Keeping your home cool helps to protect yourself from heat and keep the heat away.
To keep your home cool:
Don't forget to
prepare your home for the heat.
Know where your local cool places are.
Cool places can include:
When protecting yourself from heat, don’t forget to take care of others – especially if they are more
To help take care of others, you can:
When your home heats up or your power goes out during the heat, there is a chance your food can spoil and become unsafe.
To help maintain food safety, you can:
Once the weather has cooled down and the heat has passed, continue to care for yourself and monitor for any symptoms.
To care for yourself after the heat:
On hot, smoky days take precautions to reduce your exposure to high heat and smoke.
Stay cool and out of smoky conditions by avoiding vigorous outdoor activity and spending more time indoors with the doors and windows shut.
If you don’t have access to air conditioning at home, or the smoke is inside your house, spend time in air-conditioned public buildings, such as museums and art galleries, libraries and shopping centres.
In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.