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AS TEMPERATURES continue to soar in the Portsmouth area, people are being reminded to look out for elderly and vulnerable people.

Portsmouth City Council, which delivers public health messages, is issuing the following tips:

Keep an eye on isolated, elderly, ill or very young people and make sure they are able to keep cool.

Ensure babies, children or elderly people are not left alone in stationary cars.

Check on elderly or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during a heat wave.

Kate Lees, acting consultant for public health, said: ‘It’s really important to stay cool in these hot temperatures by using our tips. ‘Sun exposure can be extremely dangerous, so while we want you to enjoy the summer we ask you stay safe by regularly applying SPF and staying in the shade as much as possible.’