Today marks the start of the Cold Weather Alert System, which forms part of the Cold Weather Plan for England. This plan aims to prevent the major avoidable effects on health during cold weather periods by raising awareness and sharing guidance to protect the most vulnerable.
Paying attention to cold weather is essential. Whilst it is a significant health risk for many, simple preventative actions often could avoid many deaths, illnesses and injuries associated with the cold.
Please see the Met Office Level 1 Alert Info and Guidance for more information.