42 additional weather shelters are installed in addition to those already in place

42 additional weather shelters are installed in addition to those already in place

These additional weather shelters bring the total number of weather shelters in the city to about 200 to cope with the heat.

These refuges will be activated from June 13 to September 15, 2022. They are equipped with municipal facilities and public spaces in order to provide thermal comfort to users, especially those vulnerable to heat.

Libraries, parks, gardens, sports centers, museums and schools are some of the establishments that act as shelters.

While they will continue to be used for regular purposes, they will also be spaces for shelter from the high temperatures.

They are intended for people vulnerable to heat such as adults over 75 years of age, chronically ill, infants and low-income people.

These spaces have good accessibility, are safe, have water and rest areas.

However, they are not suitable for people requiring medical attention. If this is the case, it is best to go to the appropriate health center.

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Weather shelters throughout the city

With almost 200, 95% of Barcelona’s citizens can count on a shelter less than ten minutes walk from home.

In 2020 there were 70 shelters, now there are almost 200.

In the event of a heat wave, it is recommended:

  • Pull down the blinds during the day and open windows at night to keep your home cool.
  • Take frequent showers, use fans, fans or water-soaked towels to cool down.
  • Avoid going outdoors during the sunniest hours.
  • Stay hydrated and eat light meals.
  • Dress in cool, light clothing and always apply sunscreen.

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