With most of the country feeling the big freeze, here’s our top tips for travelling safe and keeping warm…
Obviously and first on the list – don’t go out unless you really have to. Even if it looks like fresh snow, chances are if it’s been snowing for a few days there will be ice underneath. If you’re really in need of something from the shops, call your friends and family and see if they can pick some milk up for you
If you need to go out, wear a pair of shoes that have a thick tread. This will give you as much grip as possible when trudging through snow, ice and sludge
Layer up – even if heat is not your friend and upsets your MS if you wear layers you can take them off or put them on as and when you need to
If you have to take the car, check and plan your route. If you plan your route using Google maps, you can zoom in and it will show you where the traffic issues are
Also, take some supplies – You could get stuck in traffic for a long time and at worst stranded in your car overnight so make sure you take a supply of medication, water, food, blankets, de-icer, and a shovel
Find out more about our services to support people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) on our website.