Heat Stroke Precautions


The summer is approaching and temperatures are rising rapidly, therefore there is an increased risk of heat-related health issues. Please note that based on current evidence, sun exposure and high temperatures (over 25 °C) don’t prevent or cure COVID-19.


THREE WAYS to protect yourself:

  1. Avoid the heat: avoid direct sun exposure, stay in the shade, avoid going out during the warmest time of the day, don’t leave babies or animals in parked vehicles, wear sunblock

  2. Keep your body cool and hydrated: wear a hat when exposed to the sun directly, use light and loose-fitting clothes and bedsheets, drink water regularly, avoid sweetened/alcoholic/caffeinated drinks, wear sunglasses

  3. Keep your home cool: use the night air to cool down your home, use blinds or shutters during the day and turn of electrical devices you don’t use


Heat related high health risk categories;

  • Persons in poor physical condition

  • Obese persons

  • Persons with chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, lung or heart problems)

  • Persons who are going through an infection ( fever, vomiting, diarrhea)

  • Persons who take long term medication

  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding


Further resources

Q&A: Do air conditioning and ventilation systems increase the risk of virus transmission? If so, how can this be managed?


WHO’s Health advice for hot weather during the COVID-19 outbreak.