Measures Against Heatstroke

PSA Yokohama

Public Service Announcement for Yokohama City

20th July 2022

Heatstroke is common in July and August. This year, the rainy season ended quite a bit earlier than usual - in June - and since then, consecutive hot days have continued, so please take care.

To start with, keep these four pointers in mind.

Drink fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. 

Wear breathable clothing

When indoors, ventilate rooms and use air-conditioning to control the temperature.

Do moderate exercise in your daily life to promote sweating.

In order to prevent heatstroke while living in the "new normal", please also do the following:

If you can secure a distance of 2 meters or more between yourself and others outdoors, remove your mask to reduce the risk of heat stroke.

When wearing a mask, avoid heavy work and exercise, and take care to rehydrate regularly. You should also remove your mask and take breaks appropriately.

Try to ventilate rooms using extractor fans or by opening windows, even when cooling the room. The room temperature will rise during ventilation, so adjust the temperature setting on the air conditioner frequently.

Daily body temperature measurements and health checks are effective not just for preventing COVID-19 infection but also for preventing heat stroke.

If you feel unwell, don't overdo at home.

Whilst avoiding crowded places, close contact and closed spaces, try to pay attention to and check in with people who are prone to heatstroke, such as senior citizens, children, and people with disabilities.

Please keep yourself in good physical condition.