Shaded Nation – Shade Sails
When you have to put up with the UK’s miserable weather for most of the year, the idea of a heatwave probably sounds like a dream come true.
Indeed, the glorious sunshine and high temperature is great for spending time outside and there is no reason people shouldn’t enjoy it. However, it’s also important to be aware of the health risks that can occur during these conditions and to ensure you’re protected.
The Met Office has issued an official Level 3 heatwave one word warning for the UK between July 17th-18th and this means temperatures in parts of the UK could exceed 30 degrees C for a substantial amount of time.
Dr Angie Bone, the heatwave plan lead for the government organisation Public Health England, has provided advice concerning those most at risk during these extreme conditions.
“While many people enjoy hot weather, high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be particularly vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious illnesses,” she stated.
“The elderly and those with long-term illnesses are particularly vulnerable to the effects of very hot weather, so it’s important to look out for them and keep indoor areas as cool as possible,” Dr Bone added.
She recommended sticking to the shade when possible, drinking plenty of cool drinks and avoiding sunburn as some of the best ways to stay healthy when temperatures are extremely high.
An ideal way to ensure you and your family are safe during a heatwave is to install an outdoor shade sail. These canopies are specifically manufactured to withstand the harsh Australian sun, meaning they can easily stand up to anything the British summer has to throw at them.
They can block up to 98.8 per cent of the harmful UV rays that cause sunburn and other health problems. What’s more, they are built to last and will provide the same level of protection should another heatwave unexpectedly occur a few years down the line.