How to stay safe in hot weather
Updated: Apr 28, 2020
Here's some general advice issued by Tenerife's Sanidad (health department) to protect you from sun and heat this Summer:
Stay in shaded areas and try stay in the cooler rooms in your home
Keep the blinds down during sunlight hours
Open windows overnight to cool your dwellings
Use fans or air conditioning to cool the environment wherever possible
Try not to move between the extremes of hot and cooler environments too often or too quickly
Try to avoid direct sunlight and when outside during sunshine hours, wear a hat and lightweight, light coloured clothing, and try to walk through shaded areas or with an umbrella for protection. Remember to take breaks in cool places. Like the bar ;) but remember, too much alcohol can lead to dehydration!
Always carry water and sip it frequently - it is better to STAY hydrated than have to RE hydrate
Never leave children or elderly people – or animals – alone inside a closed car for any period of time
Avoid strenuous activities in the central hours of the day
Eat light meals and refreshments rich in water and mineral salts, such as fruits and vegetables, which help to replenish salts lost by sweating
Not to drink alcoholic beverages... You're on holiday - just be sensible!
Keep an eye out for others, particularly those who might be sick or old people living alone
Always consult a doctor if taking medication that can influence the body’s ability to regulate temperature
Remember, the emergency services number is 112 if you or anyone you see is in trouble
Sun stroke is a serious problem and can lead to further health issues if precautions are not taken.
Also... If you're heading out on a boat in Tenerife this Summer, just remember to be sensible! If you're going out the night before, drink responsibly and remember you're going to be bobbing up and down... a lot... the next day. We've heard terrible stories of guests having a nightmare because they drunk a few too many the night before their private boat charter. Don't let this ruin your trip too!