Cold weather plan for England

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

Applies to England


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

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The cold weather plan for England remains unchanged for winter 2021 to 2022. Additional coronavirus (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.

Documents supporting the cold weather plan were published by Public Health England (PHE) and can still be accessed. These include:

The cold weather plan is accompanied by the Cold Weather Alert Service, commissioned by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) 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.

Published 15 October 2015
Last updated 28 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Cold weather plan for England: protecting health and reducing harm from cold weather'.

  2. Updated with changes to the alert service signup.

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

  4. Added updated Cold Weather Plan for England.

  5. Updated for 2016 winter season.

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

  7. First published.