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 Find out about service closures due to adverse weather 

Hull winter updates - Find out about service closures due to adverse weather                                              

Learn about any school closures due to adverse weather School updates - Learn about any school closures due to adverse weather
Road gritting

Road gritting - Find out how we treat roads during adverse weather conditions

Gritbin

Paths and grit bins - You can access grit to help clear paths during wintry weather

Household collections

Household waste collection - FInd out the latest information on bin collections

Potholes

Potholes - Let us know about a pothole or highway defect

Improve the energy efficiency of your home

Improve the energy efficiency of your home - find out about energy efficiency grants

Find out about colds, viruses and flu

Colds, viruses and flu - find out about colds, viruses and flu and how to protect yourself from them

Visit to Age UK website for a guide to keeping well and in touch with other people

Age UK (link opens in a new window) - a guide to keeping well and in touch with other people

Visit the DirectGov website to find out if you are eligible for winter fuel payments

Winter Fuel Payment (link opens in a new window) - If you were born on or before 5 January 1951, you may qualify for a tax free payment to help older people keep warm during winter.

Stay safe on wintery roads Driving in adverse weather conditions (link opens in a new window) - refresh your highway code knowledge to stay safe on wintery roads 

Are you ready for winter?

Many of us are not prepared for the impact winter can have on our health and wellbeing. Here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy and happy this winter -

1. Get a flu jab

  • Flu jabs are being offered for free to children aged two, three and four as well as people over 65, so make sure you get yours and minimise your chances of catching and spreading flu

2. Recognise and treat the symptoms

  • If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s just a cough or a cold, then get help from your pharmacist quickly before it gets more serious
  • Always take your prescribed medicines as directed and get your prescription medicines before pharmacies close on Christmas Eve

3. Keep yourself and your home warm

  • Keep yourself warm by wearing appropriate clothing and heat your home to least 18 degrees C (or 65F) if you can

4. Stay in touch with the elderly

  • The elderly can become particularly vulnerable during the winter months so take the time to stay in touch by phoning or visiting them regularly. Check they are warm enough and have everything they need including fresh food

5. Eat well and keep moving

  • In winter it’s all too tempting to fill up on unhealthy comfort foods but remember to keep your diet healthy and include 5 portions of fruit and veg a day to keep your immune system strong
  • Staying active during the winter will boost your mood and immune system so get the whole family together and try a new activity such as ice-skating or go for a brisk walk on the beach or through the park 

6. Keep a winter kit in your car

  • You never know when or where you might get stuck in bad weather so pack your car with a winter kit just in case, including as many of the following items as possible -
     
    • scraper and deicer
    • shovel
    • boots and warm clothing
    • blanket
    • torch and spare batteries
    • first aid kit
    • jump leads
    • road atlas
    • non perishable food and drink
    • sunglasses

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