Temperatures are expected to peak this week before falling away on Friday. There is then a possibility of some rain, which will please gardeners at least..
With the warm weather and children embarking on their summer holidays, City of York Council is offering tips for residents to have a happy, healthy summer.
With the school holidays upon us it is important during the summer break to be aware of potential risks to health and look out for others, especially vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses.
Our love summer campaign offers some top tips on how to enjoy the weather –
- Lots of water – it is important to stay hydrated in the hot weather.
- Older people, remember to make sure they are ok in the hot weather. Simply checking in on your neighbour or family members that they have everything they need can make a world of difference.
- Vaccination check-up. Summer is a good opportunity to check that your family’s vaccinations are up to date. Why not get in contact with your GP to check? It is important that people have MMR and Menacwy vaccines, especially before holidays and festivals.
- Everyone needs sun cream. Wear at least SPF 15+ sun cream, ideally 50+ for children, and make sure you reapply regularly, especially if you are swimming or doing exercise.
- Soap and water after petting farm visits. Keep your hands away from your face, and always was your hands with soap and water- not just gels or wipes, after touching animals.
- Understand the dangers of open water and don’t swim in rivers or reservoirs. Hidden current, unexpected cold temperatures and debris make this dangerous – even for strong swimmers.
- Make sure your BBQ meat is cooked thoroughly and don’t leave food outside for long periods of time.
- Moderate your drinking, have water in between alcoholic drinks, never drink and drive, and stay away from open water.
- Ensure your children are safe and protected from the sun. Accidents can happen when children are left unattended, make sure you keep an eye on where they are playing, especially if it’s near pools, ponds, BBQs or trampolines.
- Remember to head for shade, the sun is especially strong between 11am and 3pm. If you are going outside, try to stay in the shade between these times, and remember to wear light, loose-fitting clothing and lots of suncream.
Carr Infant & Junior School :
Sun 27 May :
9.00am – 12.00pm :
Hosted by Carr Infants and Junior School, this is a FREE event for the people of Acomb and the surrounding areas consisting of: 2km Junior Indiviual run around the perimeter of the enclosed school fields for 4-14 year olds – we have a capacity of 100 participants for this event. A ticket will be required for each runner. All finishers of this race will receive a medal.
- 1km Fun Run for all around the perimeter of the enclosed school fields in which parents, grandparents and any family members of all ages are encouraged to join. Parents and family members wishing to take part in the fun run for all please select a ticket per individual for this event.All finishers will receive a certificate.
The event is FREE to participate, however booking is required.
9:00am : Registration opens – sign in and collect your race day number
9:45am : Group Warm Up
10.00am : 2km Junior Individual run starts
10:30am : 1km FunRun for all starts
12noon : Activity Village closes
There will be an Activity Village located adjacent to the finish line. This will include; Activities and Information Stalls. Complimentary bottle of water for all participants.
This event is for ages 4-14 years old and family.
For more information or to reserve a place please visit our website.