Environment Canada issued a humidex advisory on Wednesday for Wellington County (including the city of Guelph). The heat alert remains in effect until Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health issue a notice ending the alert.
The arena lobbies at the Arthur and Area Community Centre and the Mount Forest & District Sports Complex will be open as cooling centres during this heat alert. Centres will be open from 10am until 8pm for the duration of the heat alert.
During times of high heat and humidity:
Stay out of the sun. Drink lots of water. Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours. Stay in air conditioned places. Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during when it’s hot.
Help others by:
Checking in regularly with isolated seniors and adults. Calling or visiting family, friends, and neighbours to make sure they’re okay. Community centres, wading pools, and splash pads are great places to keep cool.
If you have any of these symptoms, get medical attention immediately:
Rapid breathing. Dizziness. Weakness or fainting. Blurred vision. Headache. Convulsions (shaking).Confusion. High body temperature. Nausea (feel sick to your stomach).
In an emergency, call 911.
For more information on heat safety, call Public Health at 1.800.265.7293 x 2673 or visit www.wdgpublichealth.ca