Public health briefing for the borough of Bury – 12 November, 2021

While we’ve all been focused on Covid-19, other winter bugs have been arriving in increasing numbers. We’re already seeing plenty of colds, respiratory illnesses and some early cases of flu.

We anticipate that continued social distancing, wearing of masks, greater ventilation and hand-washing will go some way in limiting the spread of all sorts of nasties, along with our borough’s fantastic uptake of both Covid-19 and flu vaccinations.

However, it should be noted that cold weather can be just as bad as viral illnesses, especially for people aged 65 and older. As we age it takes longer to warm up, which raises the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.

Age UK and the UK Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) have teamed up to produce some really helpful hints and tips for staying warm and well, perfect for printing out to give to older friends and relatives. Find them here

We’ll be revealing more of Bury’s own winter plan in the coming weeks. In the meantime, keep a look out for our handy booklet which is currently being delivered to every household in the borough. It’s packed with lots of useful information and guidance about healthcare services, mental health support, vaccinations and testing.
Let’s look after each other and enjoy the winter season safely.


Public health briefing for the borough of Bury.

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