Regularly apply sunscreen
Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30+ and re-apply every two hours.
Be careful around flames
Use caution when dealing with flammable liquids, open flames, campfires and even barbeques.
Keep on top of allergies
Keep on top of allergy or hayfever medications. This summer has been particularly challenging for people with hayfever and antihistamines and nasal sprays can make a big difference.
Drink plenty of water
Drink plenty of water and avoid overdoing sugary, caffeinated, and alcoholic drinks.
Wear appropriate safety gear during activities
Wear appropriate attire and safety gear during activities like cycling, hiking and water activities.
Wash your hands regularly
Regular handwashing helps keeps germs and viruses at bay, reducing your chances of picking up illnesses.
Thoroughly cook food and don’t leave it out in heat
Stay safe from food poisoning by washing hands, thoroughly cooking your food, storing it at the correct temperatures and not leaving it out for too long in heat. Guidance on food safety is available online at Food Standards Scotland.
Look out for blue-green algae
People and animals can be affected as a result of direct contact with water affected by blue-green algae.
Be on the lookout for blooms of potentially hazardous blue-green algae in the region’s waterways.