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Network Rail is carrying out infrastructure improvements as well as essential maintenance of the region’s railway to help provide better and faster journeys – full details can be found here

National Plan for Cold Weather

The Cold weather plan (CWP) for England describes useful prompts for safety and wellbeing in winter and the best time to take action.

The time at which specific actions should be taken is based on the Met Office Cold Weather Alert Levels. These are explained at the beginning of the plan. These alert levels are now commonplace on all UK weather forecasts across the media. To monitor the regional forecast and see current alert levels please see the Met Office website.

There is an average of 27,000 extra winter deaths each year resulting from cold weather. By following the documents produced by the Department of Health, families, communities, and health and social care settings will be able to reduce the risk to vulnerable people.

A Cold Weather Alert can be issued any time between 1 November and 31 March and the definition of severe cold weather is 2°C and/or snow and ice. 

Seasonal vaccinations and winter health

There are some things you can do to help yourself stay well in winter and includes getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

The NHS have produced guidance which is aimed at supporting vulnerable people over winter. The NHS Stay Well This Winter initiative has involved a number of Government Departments, Industry Bodies and Voluntary Sector partners including the British Red Cross, Royal Volunteer Service, Dorset Churches Together, St John Ambulance and the Salvation Army working together to provide top tips on advising people how to keep themselves and their families warm, healthy and safe through the cold winter.

Order fuel early

In recent winters the oil industry has seen an increase in demand for domestic and business oil deliveries throughout December. The supply for such demand can be badly affected if snow and wide spread ice affects the road network in Dorset.

Last Updated 04/11/2023 DT