Oppressive heat: Continued extension of opening hours of pools and wading pools for an additional day in Longueuil and review of safety measures

Given the heat warnings issued by Environment Canada, Longueuil is extending the opening hours of its pools and wading pools for an additional day, until Thursday, July 5 (inclusively).

The public can also get relief from the heat by spending time in locations with air-conditioning such as municipal libraries, which will be open according to the usual schedule.

Review of safety measures
Ville de Longueuil would like to remind the general public, especially senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions, of the following safety measures to reduce the risk heat-related illnesses:

  1. When you go outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed, well-ventilated hat or use a parasol to protect yourself from the sun.
  2. Apply sunscreen to limit your exposure to ultraviolet rays.
  3. Limit physical activity, especially in the midday hours when temperatures are highest.
  4. Drink plenty of water.
  5. Close your blinds and curtains to keep your home cool.
  6. Open all your windows at night if it is cooler outdoors than indoors.
  7. Use air conditioning to cool your home.
  8. If you have to work outdoors during the heat wave, drink at least one glass of water every 20 minutes, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  9. Work at a pace that is appropriate for your heat tolerance. Take breaks in the shade or in a cool place.

For more tips for dealing with oppressive heat and for more locations and opening hours of outdoor pools, wading pools, water games and libraries, go to oppressive-heat.

If you have any questions, dial 311 to contact the Centre de services aux citoyens.