Girton in the Heat – Monday 18th July/Tuesday 19 July 2022

A few items that may be useful to think about in the heat:

  1. Girton Church is open
    UPDATE @ 9:30am: It’s a cool 22.5 degrees in the church at the moment. If it’s too hot to WFH feel free to join me! (I’m looking at you, people whose kids are unexpectedly home from school today)

    If it’s too hot to WFH tomorrow then you’re welcome to WFC (work from Church)* or just pop in for a few minutes. Naturally cool thanks to the thick walls, and includes free Wifi and toilet facilities! (I’ll put the WiFi code somewhere obvious…)

    Open from ~9am to 4pm and (almost) guaranteed to be the coolest place in the village.

    *No money-changers, please.

    2. All Girton Play Parks
    Please be careful of hot metal on our Play Equipment in the heat.

    3. Tips in the heat
    Tips for coping in hot weather from District Council
    · look out for those who may struggle to keep themselves cool and hydrated – older people, those with underlying health conditions and those who live alone are particularly at risk
    · stay cool indoors – many of us will need to stay safe at home this summer so know how to keep your home cool
    · close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep indoor spaces cooler and remember it may be cooler outdoors than indoors· drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
    · never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals· try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
    · walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
    · avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day· make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
    · Keep a jug of cold water in the fridge· Fill a spray bottle with cold water to spray your face· For more information visit GOV.UK: Heatwave Plan for England.
    · If you have concerns about an uncomfortably hot house that’s affecting your health or someone else’s, get medical advice.
    Watch out for signs of heat related illness
    · If you or someone else feels unwell with a high temperature during hot weather, it may be heat exhaustion or heatstroke

    4. Heatwave Plan for England
    See below from National Association of Local Councils. I found it useful and hope you will too.As we are sure you will be aware, last Friday The Met Office issued its first ever red extreme heat warning for parts of England. The forecast is exceptional heat perhaps even reaching 40C in some areas. A Level 4 UK Health Security Agency Heat Health Alert has been issued for Monday and Tuesday. We would highlight to members as general guidance Public Health England’s  Heatwave Plan for England.