As the weather gets colder and conditions harsher, consider what you can do to stay warm at home;
The NHS advises that you:
Check on elderly and sick neighbours, friends and relatives as the cold weather is particularly dangerous for the elderly and infirm.
On the road
Driving conditions and conditions underfoot may be hazardous – consider there may be ice, black ice, snow / slush and excessive surface water.
Exercise caution when you are out and about, whether on foot or in the car.
Keep yourself up to date about travel and traffic conditions by listening to the local radio, local television stations or check the website links below before setting out on any journeys.
Remember to allow extra time for your journey. Use major roads as these will have been gritted. In the event of snow, ensure you clear your car windows fully to maximise your visibility. Clear snow from the roof of the car as this causes a hazard to yourself and other drivers as it falls onto the windscreen and subsequently the road.
Stopping distances are increased by about ten times in snow and ice so keep it slow and steady. Avoid harsh breaking and acceleration to limit the risk of skidding.
Keep in the car or take with you