Tips & Advice For Staying Well This Winter
Stay warm and well this winter
As wintry and colder conditions become more adverse and frequent, here’s some of the best things you can do to stay warm and well and help ease the pressure for health and care services.
Keep medicines well stocked
Make sure you have a reasonable stock of medicine during the winter months, especially if you have to take daily medication or medication for serious illness. You can contact your pharmacy who can help to ensure you have an adequate personal supply of your medicine.
Steps to avoid catching a cold, flu or COVID-19
Catching a cold, flu or COVID-19 can leave you feeling run down. You can take these simple steps to best prevent catching a winter illness:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
Make sure your vaccinations for COVID-19 and flu are up to date to reduce the likelihood of catching them, or to minimise the symptoms if you do.