Beat the Heat

As temperatures rise, it's important to be prepared and take precautions to ensure you stay safe and healthy in the heat.

Know the symptoms of heat-related illness:

  • Pale, cool, moist skin
  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle cramps
  • Rash
  • Swelling, especially hands and feet
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Lightheadedness and/or fainting
  • Headache
  • Nausea and/or vomiting

Check on each other

Anyone can suffer from heat-related illness, but some are at greater risk than others. Please make sure to check on those around you during this heat wave. Those who are at greater risk of heat-related illness include:

  • Infants and young children
  • People aged 65 or older
  • People with disabilities, cognitive or otherwise, who may need assistance in monitoring their well-being
  • Those who require ongoing medication for conditions such as heart or breathing problems
  • People who work or exercise outside
  • Check in on those who live alone. 

Heat Safety - Island Health

Heat Preparedness Guide - Prepared BC