Cold weather alert

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert on Friday 16th January 2015 for the next few days. This means that they expect a period of severe cold and icy conditions. This will affect some people more than others, especially the frail, elderly, young children and those with significant long term problems.

Public Health England offers the following advice:

Make sure that you stay warm. If going outside make sure you dress appropriately. If indoors, make sure that you keep your heating to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing . If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications.  If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111