Staying safe and well in wintery weather

1 December 2023

With the drop in temperature this week, south west London’s top doctor has outlined a few simple steps for people to keep themselves and their loved ones safe and well during these cold temperatures.

Dr John Bryne’s top tips for keeping well during the cold snap:

  • Check on family, friends and neighbours who may be at higher risk of becoming unwell, and if you are at higher risk, ask them to do the same for you
  • Check the weather forecast and the news
  • Make sure you have sufficient food and medicine
  • Take simple measures to reduce draughts at home
  • Heat rooms you spend most time in, to 18C if you can
  • Keep bedroom windows closed
  • Wear multiple layers of thinner of clothing
  • If you’re eligible, get vaccinated against flu and Covid-19
  • Get help if needed. Call NHS 111 or in an emergency 999

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