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  • Try to stay warm, well and safe during the cold weather.
  • Even moderately cold weather increases the risk of illness and death.
  • Check on your older neighbours, friends and relatives during spells of colder weather, especially those living alone or with a health condition.
  • Heat your home or the living spaces you use to at least 18 °C during waking hours.
  • Keep windows and curtains closed overnight, and seal any draughts to help keep the heat in.
  • To reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure gas heating and cooking appliances are serviced by a registered gasfitter every 2 years (or immediately if there is any sign of trouble).

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Reviewed on: 11-05-2022