AMBER – Severe weather action
Please check on your elderly neighbors and relatives
Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.
This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
The weather will become increasingly cold and windy as polar air spreads south across the country, with widespread severe frosts and significant wind chill. Wintry showers are also likely to affect many areas, most likely falling as snow over higher ground but occasionally also to low ground, especially where showers occur inland overnight.
If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from http://www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.