To provide residents with an option for relief from high temperatures, the City has temporarily opened the Doug Snooks Community Centre located at 333 Erie Ave in Brantford.
The Doug Snooks Temporary Cooling Centre is now open from noon until 8:00 p.m. beginning today, Thursday, June 18th through Sunday, June 21st, 2020. Families/social circles of no more than 10 are encouraged to sit together while physically distancing (6ft) from others outside of your social circle. Attendees are also encouraged to bring your own deck of cards/board games as the Centre items are temporarily unavailable for sharing. Wi-Fi is available.
Heat Prevention, Treatment and Safety Tips:
- Seek shelter in a cool shaded place
- Sit or lie down and apply cool water to your face
- Drink water every fifteen to twenty minutes, stay in the shade as much as possible and apply sunscreen lotion and UVA and/or wear UVB protected sunglasses if you must be outdoors
- Never leave a child or pet in a parked vehicle
- Avoid extreme physical activity outdoors during while the heat warning is in effect
- Wear a hat and loose-fitting clothing
- Take a cool bath/shower or cool down with wet towels
- Avoid heavy meals and using your oven
- Keep electric lights turned off, and window coverings (such as curtains & blinds) closed
For more information regarding how to stay safe in warm temperatures, please contact Public Health at (519) 753-4937 or visit the Brant County Health Unit website.