Guidance

Cold weather plan for England

Plan and evidence summary on planning to protect health in cold weather.

Documents

Cold weather plan for England: protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather

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Cold weather plan for England: making the case why long-term strategic planning for cold weather is essential to health and wellbeing

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Cold weather plan: easy-read guide

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The cold weather plan for England remains unchanged for winter 2020 to 2021. Additional COVID-19 resources are available on the collection page.

The plan gives advice to help prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England.

The cold weather plan is accompanied by the Cold Weather Alert Service, commissioned by Public Health England and operated by the Met Office.

The content of these alerts is aimed at health and social care organisations, and other professionals that work with individuals or communities who may be affected by cold weather.

Please note that Public Health England’s Cold Weather and Heat-Health Watch Alerting Service, operated by the Met Office, is moving to a new, upgraded platform. Current and new users must register their email address with the new system by 1 November 2020. Due to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) it is not possible to subscribe current users to the new system automatically. The Cold Weather Alert Service begins on 1 November 2020, on which date the current alerting system will be closed down.

Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 30 October 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated with changes to the alert service signup.

  2. Added link to the 'Cold Weather Alert Service'.

  3. Added updated Cold Weather Plan for England.

  4. Updated for 2016 winter season.

  5. Added cold weather plan (easy read version).

  6. First published.