Shared from South Gloucestershire Council:
“As a cold weather alert has been issued by the MET Office, we are urging residents to keep warm, get vaccinated, plan ahead and look out for each other.
Top tips to get through the cold snap:
• Stay warm – heat rooms you are using to 18°C and keep the cold out by draft-proofing windows and doors, making sure you have loft and wall insulation, drawing your curtains and tucking them behind radiators and making sure radiators are not obstructed by furniture. If you are struggling to heat you home, warm spaces are available across our region and financial help is also available.
• Protect yourself – get your flu and Covid-19 booster vaccinations. Vaccination is free for most vulnerable groups, including those with long-term health conditions and children aged two to three. See for information.
• Know where to go for healthcare advice – see your local pharmacist or GP and contact NHS 111 if you are unsure what to do.
• Support each other – check on neighbours and family members.”