Sound advice on staying warm this winter.

Cold Weather Public Health Messages

Keep the warmth in by :
Fitting draught proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors

Making sure you have loft insulation. And if you have cavity walls, make sure they are insulated too

Insulating your hot water cylinder and pipes

Drawing your curtains at dusk to help keep heat generated inside your rooms

Making sure your radiators are not obstructed by furniture or curtains

Heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing

Keeping your home well ventilated to help prevent condensation and damp

Ensuring you use your electric blanket as instructed but don’t use a hot water bottle with it

Making sure you do not use a gas cooker or oven to heat your home; there is a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Making sure you have a supply of heating oil or LPG or sold fuel if you are not on mains gas or electricity

Cold Weather Plan – Public Health England
Cold weather messages for carers of young children
Cold Weather Public Health Messages
Age UK – Keeping Warm this Winter

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