With winter here, we need to be aware of the risks to individuals and households during the colder months.

As we spend more time indoors, it’s important to protect ourselves and others from respiratory illnesses by getting vaccinated and staying home if unwell. It’s also important to be fire safe and prepare our homes in case of an emergency.

NSW Government has developed a toolkit to help you communicate with your community about staying safe this winter.

The toolkit contains key information in languages and shareable communication resources on topics including:

  • protection from respiratory illnesses
  • being fire safe by checking smoke alarms, having an escape plan, and charging lithium-ion batteries safely
  • carbon monoxide poisoning – never use barbeques or outdoor heaters inside.

For more information on protecting yourself this winter, visit nsw.gov.au/health or fire.nsw.gov.au/befiresafe

Source: NSW Government