The weather is set to turn much colder from early next week, and advice has been circulated from Public Health England – see cold weather plan pdf attached, which includes actions for frontline staff and individuals.
Advice on keeping warm: Keep Warm, Keep Well https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/keepwarmkeepwell.aspx can be circulated to families and staff.
Level 2 – Cold Weather Alert
Regional Risk Assessments for occurrence of Cold Weather conditions between 09:00 Local Time on Saturday and 21:00 Local Time on Tuesday.
Although temperatures will generally rise above the temperature threshold today, it will become colder over the weekend with a strong easterly wind flow developing: during Saturday in the north, reaching East Anglia by Sunday morning, with wintry showers in eastern and northern counties. This will likely lead to icy conditions on roads and risk of travel disruption. There is a risk of snow in the far southeast as well Saturday night into Sunday morning, but low confidence at present. Cold temperatures will likely spread to all parts of the country by the end of Sunday and into Monday morning. Indications are that all parts of England may be going into a more notable cold spell of weather as we head into the coming week with sharp overnight frosts, and temperatures near freezing by day. At present this is Level 2, but may well go to Level 3 as confidence increases.