Think Summer is here!
Your handy guide to a safe Summer
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Families are being urged to Be Active, Be in the Know and Be Prepared this Summer thanks to a new free guide to staying safe and well.
NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced its popular Think Summer booklet for the third year running, and it’s jam-packed full of tips and advice on supporting families through the Summer holidays.
The booklet will be delivered to all Bolton primary schools, with each child taking home a copy.
Copies will also be available to pick up at other locations across the borough including local GP practices and libraries.
Dr Wirin Bhatiani, Chair of NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “Summer is an extremely busy and exciting time for families, especially trying to keep the kids entertained throughout the six week break.
“Most families will have holidays planned and days out on the agenda, especially if the hot weather continues!
“However, to make the most of Summer it’s important that we take care of all members of the family so everyone can stay healthy, happy, and well.
“I would urge you to pick up a copy of our Think Summer guide, where you can find useful information on things like childhood illnesses, common summer ailments and practical guidance on what to do in a heatwave and how to protect yourself against sunburn.”
There is guidance on what to do if a child has scarlet fever, slapped cheek syndrome or measles and how you can easily treat some conditions at home, like hayfever, insect bites and upset tummies.
The booklet also has lots of ideas about being more active over the holidays – whatever your age - along with how to keep children safe online.
There’s even a reminder to protect yourself and your family against flu, as vaccinations begin in September.
There is a useful directory which includes a number of contacts for local organisations and groups that might be useful to you and your family. Plus, a list of pharmacies that are open in the evenings and weekends if you require any medical advice out-of-hours.
Look out for #ThinkSummer on Twitter and like NHS Bolton CCG on Facebook for useful updates.