* Stay out of the sun.
* Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help.
* Open windows when it is cooler at night.
* Keep drinking fluids.
* If there’s anybody you know, for example an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do.

Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from NHS Choices at www.nhs.uk/summerhealth, NHS 111 or from your local chemist.