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Perceval House opens up to the public who need shelter from the heat

As temperatures hit a record high on Monday and look set to continue to reach 40 degrees today (19 July 2022), Ealing Council opened Perceval House to the public between noon and 6pm on Monday for those who needed to take some shelter from the heat and are set to do the same again today.

The council meanwhile continues to offer advice and guidance to keep safe in the weather and also reminds the public not to have any BBQs in any of Ealing’s public parks and spaces which are not allowed.

Included in the advice is:

  • If going outdoors, use cool spaces considerately, keep your distance in line with social distancing guidelines
  • follow coronavirus social distancing guidance and wash your hands regularly
  • drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol
  • never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially infants, young children or animals
  • try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm
  • walk in the shade, apply sunscreen regularly and wear a wide brimmed hat, if you have to go out in the heat
  • avoid exercising in the hottest parts of the day
  • make sure you take water with you, if you are travelling
  • if you are going into open water to cool down, take care and follow local safety advice

Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Peter Mason said: “Heatwaves can be dangerous, especially for those with chronic health issues, older people and the very young. We are working to make sure anyone struggling with the heat is supported and asking our residents to check on older and vulnerable friends, family members and neighbours. There is a range of advice is available in the ongoing heatwave, including how to spot the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke, and when to get help.”

Ealing Council is also supporting the London Fire Brigade as it works to prevent grass fires and reminds people not to have BBQs in Ealing parks and public spaces

Councillor Mason added: “It may seem harmless, but the truth is anyone having a BBQ in one of Ealing’s parks or public areas is risking the safety of people, wildlife and our green spaces. We want everyone to enjoy our parks over the summer, but we need local people to do this in a safe and responsible manner and follow the advice of the London Fire Brigade. This means avoiding BBQs and disposing of cigarettes and glass properly.

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