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Winter health

How to stay healthy in winter

It’s been a difficult time for all of us in the Isle of Man. Viruses like flu, COVID, coughs and colds, and norovirus spread more easily in the colder weather when we are all indoors. So it is vital that as the winter approaches, we look after our own health and that of our neighbours and practice the usual precautions to stop the spread of viruses. Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications, especially if you are 65 or older, or if you have a long-term health condition.

There are simple things you can do at home to stay healthy such as keeping warm making sure you have adequate supply of remedies for common winter illnesses, checking in with friends and family and remembering to wash your hands at important times throughout the day.

You can also look outside the home to those friendly community services we have come to rely on, such as asking your local pharmacist for the best winter remedies, joining exercise groups to help stay active and finding out if you are eligible for the flu vaccine.

Give yourself a break from illness this winter and explore the pages below on how best to stay healthy. 

You can help spread the word by downloading posters to display in your organisation. Visit the ‘Posters’ section in the right hand menu of this site.