Published: 28 November 2019

It's getting to that time again! Chilly weather, leaves falling off the trees and Christmas fast approaching.

The Civil Contingencies Unit of the Somerset County Council would like to direct readers to two websites that give very good health and travel advice for the winter period:

The met office seasonal advice    gives readers ideas on how to prepare their homes and vehicles for cold and snowy weather. They provide tips on topics such as: what to do in a power cut, how to prevent frozen pipes and what to include in a winter kit for your car.
Meanwhile the NHS website  provides expert advice on how to stay healthy during winter. They highlight the top ten winter illnesses and offer some tips for prevention and to alleviate symptoms.
We hope you find the advice above interesting and incorporate it into your plans this winter.