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Nottinghamshire Police issues warning as Met Office reports very high UV levels in Newark

A warning has been issues to residents as a heatwave hits the county this week, especially those who are still isolating indoors due to coronavirus.

The warm weather is something several people look forward to. However, Nottinghamshire Police warns it is important to remember to protect yourself and others, especially vulnerable people.

UV very high (37184240)
UV very high (37184240)

With the current Covid-19 pandemic ongoing, there are overlapping risks for vulnerable people and those who are isolating.

The force is working closely with Public Health England to ensure that residents remain safe during the warmer weather and have highlighted these points:

• Remember to check on older people or sick neighbours, family or friends every day during hot weather, but try to keep in touch remotely over the phone or using video technology.

• Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and if you have to make an essential journey ensure that you take fluids with you.

• UV rays are high between 11am and 3pm. Try to remain indoors during this time and wear plenty of sun cream, wear a hat and light, loose cotton clothes. If you are out, try to keep in the shade.

• Don’t leave babies, children, older people or ill people or pets alone in stationary cars in hot weather.

• When you are out, remember to follow the social distancing guidance while looking out for others and make sure you wash your hands regularly.

• Leave windows open at night at home and take advantage of cool, shaded areas in the house.

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