Cold Weather Alert - staying healthy during the cold spell


The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert for London until Mon 11 January.

Keep warm, keep well

Keep warm, keep well

Keep yourself warm and look out for others, whilst following Covid-19 guidelines.

Those at particular risk include pregnant women, the over-65s, people with a long-term health condition, residents on low incomes, disabled people, and babies and children aged under 5.

For all the latest health advice for coping with cold weather, please visit the NHS website

Public Health England also has a blog outlining a range of tips and advice.

Key tips include:

  • Please try to heat your home to at least 18oC if you have reduced mobility, a health condition e.g. heart or lung disease, or if you are aged 65+. This includes overnight.
  • Have hot drinks regularly, and at least one hot meal a day.
  • Have stocks of food and medicines ready so you don’t need to go out in extremely cold weather.
  • Check on older and vulnerable neighbours and relatives to make sure they’re OK.