Schedule activities for the coolest part of the day.
Stock up on food, water and medicines so you don’t have to go out in the heat.
Visit your doctor to check if changes are needed to your medicines during extreme heat.
Store medicines safely at the recommended temperature.
Check that your fan or air-conditioner works well. Have your air-conditioner serviced if necessary.
Prepare for power failures – ensure you have a torch, battery-operated radio, fully charged mobile phone, food items that don’t require refrigeration, medications, plenty of drinking water and other essential items.
Look at the things you can do to make your home cooler such as installing window coverings, shade cloths or external blinds on the sides of the house facing the sun.
Check in on others
Look after those most at risk in the heat – your neighbour living alone, older people, young children, people with a medical condition and don’t forget your pets.
Keep in touch with friends and family who may need help. Call or visit them at least once on any extreme heat day.
Encourage them to drink plenty of water.
Offer to help family, friends and neighbours who are aged over 65 or have an illness by doing shopping or other errands so they can avoid the heat.
Take them somewhere cool for the day or have them stay the night if they are unable to stay cool in their home.
Eden Rise Pharmasave Pharmacy
Shop 30, Eden Rise Shopping Centre
cnr O’Shea Rd & Clyde Rd Berwick VIC 3806
(03) 8794 7920
Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm
Public Holidays see website or our facebook page