COUNCIL ISSUE COLD WEATHER ADVICE AS LEVEL 3 ALERT IS ISSUED

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A Level 3 Cold Weather Alert has been issued for the South East Region, covering the Isle of Wight, prompting the Isle of Wight Council to issue some timely winter advice.

According to the Met Office, there is a 90% chance of severe cold weather and icy conditions until Monday (11th January). However, local forecasters IW Met Service say that conditions are actually improving with the temperature rising each day.

As we are all spending more time at home at the moment, the Isle of Wight Council is encouraging people to look after themselves in this cold snap and to look out for friends, family and neighbours who may be at higher risk of experiencing ill-effects from the cold. Those particularly at risk include babies and very young children (under 5 years), older people (75+ years), people with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart conditions, circulatory disease, asthma, COPD, depression, anxiety, diabetes or arthritis.

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There is some simple advice to help cope with the cold weather.

Keep warm

• Heat your home to at least 18C
• Ensure you have adequate food, medication and warm clothes

Keep well

• Stay as active as you can
• Make sure you get your flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine if you are invited to have one
• Follow COVID-19 guidance

Keep connected safely

• Contact your GP, pharmacist, carer or key worker for advice
• Keep in touch with friends, family and your community
• Look out for others, particularly those who may be at risk of ill health from cold weather

For further information visit https://www.iow.gov.uk/Council/OtherServices/Winter-Weather-Advice/Keeping-up-to-date.

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Les
Les
3 months ago

And this is news??are you going too post how many die from the cold or how many drink tea ..or hot chocolate!

freeloader
freeloader
3 months ago

council should stop creating non jobs like this, focus on making sure the roads are clean and in good repair, the bins emptied and the kids are at school. Stop nanny stating people – it makes the council staff look patronising and daft

stephen bushell
stephen bushell
Reply to  freeloader
3 months ago

they are patronising and daft

freeloader
freeloader
Reply to  stephen bushell
3 months ago

fair comment!!

Mr justice
Mr justice
3 months ago

Nothing can happen now in 2021 with out some sort alert level! Fear off everything!

John Doe
John Doe
3 months ago

What does level 3 actually mean?
Why issue a level 3 warning when no one has a clue or cares what it means.
Didn’t people used to manage through harsh winters with just one or two coal fires for heat not that long ago?
It’s cold…keep warm,eat dinner and wear a big jumper…thanks IOW council I was going to wear a tee shirt and shorts today, skip dinner and turn the heating off

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