West Berkshire NewsSevere Cold Winter Weather – Level 2 – Alert and Readiness – 60% Risk – For Action

2nd December 2019by admin0
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A level 2 cold weather alert has been issued from 06:00 on Tuesday, 3rd December and 09:00 on Thursday, 5th December 2019. This means that temperatures are likely to drop to levels that increase the risk of ill health among vulnerable people, those with long term conditions and those living in cold homes.

Please find the alert here :
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/#?tab=coldWeatherAlert

The Met Office, in conjunction with Public Health England, is issuing the following cold weather message:
“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 may find the following information useful for staff/stakeholders/clients/informal Carers/Voluntary groups, etc:

The Cold Weather Plan for England – easy read version
is a useful resource to share with your staff, clients and community members

Gov.UK – Keep Warm Keep Well leaflets

Winter Wrapped Up – a guide to keeping warm and well this winter

Cold Weather Plan for England this is updated annually

We are still in seasonal Flu season so please help us to highlight the importance of flu vaccination to help people stay well during the winter period. This leaflet outlines who should have the flu jab

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback regarding this alert, please contact either publichealthandwellbeing@westberks.gov.uk or emergency.planning@westberks.gov.uk

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