Staying cool in the heatwave
Much of SA is set to experience very hot temperatures over the coming week.
Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness during hot weather and heatwaves. Some are more at risk than others, including babies and young children, pregnant people, older people, and people with chronic illness or mobility issues.
At the City of Salisbury, the health and wellbeing of our community and staff is our utmost priority.
Here are some more tips to help you keep cool and stay safe:
- Drink plenty of water. You can find drinking fountains at most of our parks, reserves and community buildings.
- Avoid going out in the heat, especially during the hottest part of the day.
- Keep curtains, blinds and windows closed. Use a fan or access facilities with air-conditioning.
- Cool off with a cold shower or bath.
- Check in on friends, family and vulnerable people such as young children and the elderly.
- Monitor yourself and others for early signs of dehydration and heat-related illness.
Visit the SA Housing Authority to see if a statewide Code Red response has been activated to assist people experiencing homelessness.
The City of Salisbury Extreme Heat Strategy has been designed to provide information and guidance for residents, consumers, staff, volunteers and contractors in the event of a heatwave.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the digital screens located at various community buildings, hubs and libraries for more updates.
For more information on how to prepare for heatwaves:
- Bureau of Meteorology – Heatwave knowledge centre
- South Australian SES – Be prepared for a heatwave
- SA Health – Staying healthy in the heat
- SA Health – Looking after pets during hot weather
- SA Health – Heat-related illness signs, symptoms and treatment
- Country Fire Service – Fire danger fact sheets in other languages (Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, French, German, Greek, Hakha Chin and Hindi)