A Level 2 Cold Weather Alert has been issued between 1800 on Thursday 13 Jan and 0900 on Monday 17 Jan in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
“Severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk) or from your local chemist. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.”
You can download some useful information below by clicking on the links:
- Keep Warm Keep Well leaflet
- Stay Well This Winter Leaflet – NHS
- Top Tips To Stay Well This Winter – Age UK
- Cold Weather Messages leaflet that details support that is available this winter i.e. grants/schemes.
- Slide Deck
Winter Vaccination Information
This year there are two essential vaccines (the flu jab and the COVID-19 booster) that eligible groups may need this winter in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous viruses.
ALL adults are now eligible for the COVID-19 booster, for more can be found here.
Eligible groups for the FREE flu jab can be found here.
If you have any questions/queries please feel free to contact: publichealthandwellbeing@Westberks.gov.uk