Cold and wintry weather is a regular risk in the UK. Severe weather can happen quickly, and can cause major disruption to homes, families and communities. It's important that you're prepared for any cold weather, particularly in the months of December to February.

Public Health England review and update their national planning arrangements and associated guidance regularly to ensure it remains current. The plan helps prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of cold weather in England. The cold weather plan for England contains practical things we can all do to minimise the risks to our health during winter.