Winter Weather

At Home

Insulate pipes appropriately to stop them freezing

Know how to turn utilities off in case there is a leak

Stock up on non-perishable items

Make sure you have enough medication should you be unable to leave home

Check on relatives, neighbours and vulnerable people to make sure they are keeping warm and well

Keep up to date with the latest information through local media

Out and About

It is important to listen to health advice given out in the media, ensure you don’t travel unless it is necessary during times of severe weather.

Following the tips below can help to ensure your safety.


Adapt to the underfoot conditions, don’t rush and look out for patches of Ice when walking

Wear clothes which are appropriate to the conditions outside; wearing multiple layers helps to insulate better than one thick layer

Wear the appropriate footwear; we suggest getting shoes with grips on, or buying removable grips for your shoes


Plan your journey before you set off check for disruptions along your route

Make sure your car is prepared and tyres are in appropriate condition. For more information visit Tyre Safe

Check your levels of fuel, water, oil and brake fluid

Check your heater, lights, brakes and exhaust are all working correctly

Public Transport

Public transport may be delayed or cancelled during periods of severe weather, check with the service provider before starting your journey to check for disruptions.

Think about having an emergency car kit in your car for winter

  • Ice scraper
  • De-icer
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Warm clothes and a blanket
  • Boots
  • First Aid Kit
  • Jump leads
  • Shovel
  • Reflective warning sign
  • Sunglasses for low winter sun