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Top tips to stay winter safe

  • Check the weather forecast and details on services affected by bad weather by visiting our Weather Watch pages
  • Ask someone to pick up food or medication for you if the weather is bad
  • Stay safe and secure - keep doors locked even when you are at home and use a door chain. Make sure you ask callers for ID
  • Get your heating system and other gas appliances checked by a professional
  • Keep a useful list of contacts handy

Top tips to stay winter well

  • Get your flu and Covid-19 vaccine
  • Take a daily vitamin D supplement
  • Keep a stock of long-life food and your medication in preparation for bad weather and make sure you order any repeat prescriptions well before you run out
  • Keep moving around, even when stuck indoors. Move every hour to keep joints and muscles working and to boost your circulation. Visit Healthy Dudley for ideas to get moving
  • Eat well and regularly. Have at least one hot meal a day and hot drinks through the day
  • Go to your local pharmacy for help with minor illnesses
  • Keep in touch with family and friends with a daily chat
  • Check out the Dudley Community Information Directory to find out what's going on in your local area