Posted on Monday 5th February 2018
The current alert level for the Met Office's Cold Weather service is Level 3. This means that the cold weather has now set in, and it is expected to be a cold week, with Severe Weather Warnings in place (see the Met Office's Severe Weather Warning Service for more information and to keep up to date with warnings).
Make sure that you stay warm. If going outside make sure you dress appropriately. If indoors, make sure that you keep your heating to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18 degrees C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing. If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.