Keeping Safe in the Holidays

Holidays are on and we’re heading out! Here’s how to stay safe this summer.

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The government website is offering information to keep consumers safe when buying items for the summer.

For home security, Saga has produced a checklist for things to keep in mind while you’re away.

The RNLI, in conjunction with HM Coastguard has produced this beach safety campaign.

Lincolnshire Police has launched a #SafeSummer campaign with the aim ensuring people feel safe and secure whilst venturing out over the summer months.

Police patrols will be active across towns and Lincolnshire Police are encouraging the use of the location app What3Words, as well as Hollie Guard

If you need help you can call police on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency. If you need a place where you can seek help away from an abuser, Safe Spaces are available in participating pharmacies and TSB bank. For more information and advice, please visit https://www.lincs.police.uk/reporting-advice/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse/

Beat the Heat

The NHS is advising people to ensure they stay hydrated and use sun cream on hot days during the summer months. People on prescription medication such as asthma inhalers should always take their medication with them on holidays or day trips just in case they need it.

If anyone feels unwell and needs clinical advice while they’re out and about, calling 111 is the quickest way to access urgent care for people over the age of five. 111 call handlers have access to a team of medical professionals to assess each call and can book people into the nearest NHS facility, wherever they are.

For minor ailments people should go to a local pharmacy. Pharmacists can help with a number of problems such as eye infections, hay fever, tummy troubles, bites and stings, sunburn, blisters and minor cuts and grazes. A list of local pharmacies can be found on the NHS website here

Here at HWLincs we wish you a very happy Summer and please #StaySafe!

by Jacqui Sclanders.

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