Get ready for winter

Keep healthy

Winter weather brings several health risks.

  • Winter health advice from the Met Office - includes what's the difference between a cold and flu, 6 things you should do for your health this winter and how cold weather affects your health.
  • Get ready for winter - view Met Office advice for preparing for a range of winter weathers such as cold, snow and ice, high winds and flooding.
  • Flu jabs - flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through the coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus.
  • Keep warm, keep well - winter advice from the NHS.

How to keep healthy as an older person

Here's some support and advice specifically for older people.