Herts County Council are sharing health tips for the winter and asking people to think now about how the arrival of colder weather could affect them.
Lower temperatures can impact on vulnerable groups such as older people, the very young and those who have pre-existing medical conditions. How to keep warm and well is mostly common sense, but some people will find these things difficult to do without help. So, think about how you might be able to help an older neighbour, friend or relative too.
If you qualify for the free flu jab, and haven’t already had it, get it now. If you are struggling to stay warm or are worried about someone who might be at risk, HertsHelp can help you find out about what support is available. Call 0300 123 4044 or email email@example.com.
You can visit your local pharmacy for advice on many common conditions. Minor injuries units and urgent care centres can help with injuries like sprains, cuts and minor burns. You should only visit A&E for serious injury, illness and life-threatening conditions. If you’re not sure where to find any of these, check our Essential Services pages for Berkhamsted and Tring.
For a persistent illness, you should see your GP. If your surgery is closed, you can dial 111 free to find out where to go and which pharmacies are open late.