Ambulance service gives tips on being safe in warm weather

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COVER up, use sun cream and drink plenty of water.

That is the simple advice from the ambulance service as temperatures will continue to reach 20 degrees Centigrade this bank holiday weekend.

South East Coast Ambulance Service (Secamb), which serves West Sussex, is offering the tips to help families stay safe in the sun.

Calls relating to sunburn, dehydration and heat stroke typically increase, although many of these calls can be avoided.

Head of resilience and specialist operations Andy Cashman said: ‘We know many people will be out and about this weekend and throughout the school half-term looking to enjoy the fine weather.

‘We’d simply ask that they are sensible and cover up and use sun cream, drink plenty of water and use their common sense.

‘We’d also urge people to remember that there are people whose health can be badly affected by the hotter weather. If people know of anyone who could be particularly vulnerable, then we’d ask them to check they’re okay.’