Preparing for severe wintry conditions

Prepare for winter conditions
For most people, when the clocks go back it signals the start of winter. For some, especially if you are older or have older relatives, it can be a more difficult time when you may need a bit of extra help or support.

There are lots of things you can do to keep healthy and well in winter, and we've developed top tips of things to consider and ways to prepare for winter.

Together with Yakult we’ve produced a helpful guide to support you in the colder months to make sure you keep safe, warm and well.

See Stay safe, Warm and well

Visit metoffice.gov.uk or ready.scot to stay informed weather conditions in your local area.

For more information about staying safe, healthy and warm this winter, see our guides on managing minor winter ailments and the flu vaccination.
Please exercise your common sense when considering this guide and whether to take any of the steps that may be suggested in it. Whilst we have taken reasonable care to ensure that any factual information is accurate and complete, most of the information in this guide is based on our views and opinions (and sometimes the views and opinions of the people or organisations we work with). As a result, we cannot make any promises about the accuracy or the completeness of the information and we don’t accept any responsibility for the results of your reliance on it.

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