Weather Alert

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert.

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 0900 on Monday 16 Jan and 0900 on Friday 20 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

View the full warning at the Met Office Cold Weather Alert site.

Cold weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions. There are lots of ways you can help yourself and your family in the cold weather:

  • Heat your home to at least 18⁰C
  • Keep moving – regular activity keeps you feeling warmer
  • Wear multiple layers of clothes inside and outside.

Find out more about how to keep yourself well and your home warm during winter by visiting the NHS Keep Warm Keep Well website.

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