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Dos and don’ts as temperatures soar across UK

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The warnings come from Public Health England.

The heat is on. (Ben Birchall/PA)

The public are being urged to take care as temperatures continue to soar in Britain.

Public Health England (PHE) said the hot weather could have a “very real impact” on wellbeing, with the elderly, young babies, children and those with medical conditions most at risk.

Here are some top tips for staying cool and safe during the heatwave.

Close curtains in rooms facing the sun to help keep temperatures low.

Children enjoy the beach in Scarborough. (Danny Lawson/PA)
Children enjoy the beach in Scarborough. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Walk in the shade and wear a hat if you do go out in the heat.

Drink plenty of water. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)
Drink plenty of water. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

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Drink plenty of water and avoid sugar-filled, caffeinated and alcoholic drinks that can make you more dehydrated.

Never leave a person or animal in a closed parked vehicle in hot weather.

Don't leave pets in cars. (Danny Lawson/PA)
Don’t leave pets in cars. (Danny Lawson/PA)

Avoid physical exertion in the hottest parts of the day.

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