Skip to Main Content

Cold Weather Plan for South Gloucestershire

The Cold Weather Plan for England aims to prepare for, alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.

A cold weather alert system, established by the Department of Health and the Met Office, will operate in England from 1 November to 31 March. During this period, the Met Office may forecast severe cold weather, defined by forecasts of mean temperatures of 2°C for at least 48 hours, and/ or snow and ice.

It recommends a series of steps to reduce the risks to health from cold weather for:

  • the NHS, local authorities, social care, and other public agencies
  • professionals working with people at risk
  • individuals, local communities and voluntary groups

To view the national plan and guidance for South Gloucestershire click here or use this address in your browser: