It is really important to remember that we will experience high temperatures for some of term 1. Please remember to:
- Make sure that your child/ren are equipped appropriately for “Sun Smart”. That means a broad brimmed hat, a named drink bottle (this doesn’t need to be anything fancy – a PET bottle will do but it must be named) and appropriate clothes – (shoulders covered, toes enclosed, no short shorts), sunscreen if you wish your child to use it (again named).
- Never leave small children alone in the car. The temperatures inside a parked car during summer can be around 20 to 30 degrees hotter than the outside temperature and leaving children in hot cars, even for a moment, can result in serious injury or death. This is because children’s smaller body size and underdeveloped nervous system places them at a much greater risk of life-threatening heatstroke, dehydration and other serious health risks. Please remember that this advice is also applicable to pets that become very distressed very quickly if left in a hot car.