Stay Well This Winter HATS Group Blog


As the nights get longer, the days shorter and the temperature much, much colder, it’s time to start thinking about your health. Protect yourself from serious season illness and stay well this winter.

Winter is coming

While the winter period can be an extremely exciting time – with Christmas and New Year just around the corner – we often forget that the colder months can be very bad for our health.

It’s that time of the year where we’re most prone to the likes of flu, colds, sore throats, coughs and much more – and for the elderly and more venerable, these illnesses can be even more serious.


To help raise awareness for continued care and wellbeing this winter period, the NHS have launched a new campaign this year called #StayWellThisWinter.

The initiative spread mostly across social media, gives the public access to helpful and useful information about winter illnesses and how to prevent and treat them.

Whether it’s getting a flu vaccination, eating well or just keeping warm, Stay Well This Winter promotes preventing illness just as much as treatment.

Protect yourself

Winter can be a very dangerous time for people over the age of 65, or if you have a long-term health condition such as diabetes or kidney disease. Illnesses such as flu can often be life-threatening to more vulnerable members of the public.

As December in particular can be a very busy time when it comes to healthcare, Stay Well This Winter’s website has a wide array of information regarding healthcare and where you can get help. You can find out more about getting a flu jab at your local doctors and who to contact in case of an emergency.

So if you want to be on top form this Christmas, at HATS and Olympic South Ltd, we wholeheartedly recommend visiting the Stay Well This Winter website today.

Be safe and enjoy yourself.