Public Service Announcement for Yokohama City
11th August 2021
During this period, when hot summer days with temperatures exceeding 30℃ continue, extra care should be taken to prevent heatstroke.
And it’s not just during the day that heatstroke can occur.
Many cases occur at night time too.
Please keep these four pointers in mind.
1. Drink fluids even if you do not feel thirsty.
2. Wear breathable clothing.
3. When indoors, ventilate rooms and use air-conditioning to control the temperature.
4. Do moderate exercise in your daily life to promote sweating.
This year, heatstroke must be prevented while living in the "new normal", so please 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 it...rest 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.