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Stay safe in the sun as temperatures soar

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Temperatures are set to soar later this week – and health bosses have urged people to follow some simple tips to stay safe in the sun.

Tips include drinking plenty of water, using high-factor sun cream and making sure food is cooked correctly as the barbecues come back out again.

People are also urged to avoid swimming in rivers and reservoirs to cool off, sticking to supervised pools at borough leisure centres instead.

Councillor Ian Bevan, cabinet member for public health, said:

There are lots of great things to do in our parks, nature reserves and green spaces but we want people to stay safe too.
We’re asking people to take shade in the midday sun as much as possible, wear suntan lotion and cover up with t-shirts and hats when outside to avoid burning.
I would also like to remind people of the hidden dangers of swimming in outdoor spaces and would urge people who fancy a dip to head to our leisure centres where the water is safe and trained lifeguards are on duty.

For more advice on staying safe this summer, go to

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