Cold weather alert issued by Public Health England to Gedling borough residents

 Cold weather alert issued by Public Health England to Gedling borough residents

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A cold weather alert has been issued to people in Gedling borough by Public Health England, with wintry conditions expected to hit the borough over the coming days.

The cold weather warning is currently in place until 9am Friday, January 15.

The region is being told to expect cold temperatures, widespread frost and the possibility of ice. Snow is also anticipated on Wednesday and Thursday.

Public Health England (PHE) is reiterating important health advice to help people to stay warm and well.

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Dr Owen Landeg, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist at PHE, said: “It’s important to try to heat your home to at least 18° Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit, particularly if you have reduced mobility, are 65 and over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease.

“Wearing a few layers of thin clothing is better at trapping heat than one thick layer and wear shoes with a good grip if you need to go outside to reduce the risk of slips and injury and the need for a hospital visit.

“Remember to keep checking on frail or older neighbours or relatives, especially those living alone or who have serious illnesses, by making a phone call or a social-distanced doorstep visit to those close by.

If you are struggling to afford heating bills, Simple Energy Advice provides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that could help you keep warm and well.

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office website or app.

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