Stay safe this Christmas

Enjoy the festivities but planning ahead can keep you safe.
Enjoy the festivities but planning ahead can keep you safe.

Christmas is just around the corner, and although it’s a time to relax and let your hair down, it’s also important to think about personal safety when out and about.

You’re cards have been written, the decorations are down from the loft and you’re inundated with invitations - drinks with friends, your work Christmas party, shopping trips and family get-togethers.

Most of us like to have a drink or two over the festive season, but don’t let alcohol cloud your judgement and compromise your safety. On a night out, don’t leave drinks unattended and cover your glass when walking around.

Always think ahead and plan your journey home before you go out. If travelling via public transport, always check the timetables and if using a taxi, make sure you book through a reputable company and never get into a mini-cab that you haven’t pre-booked.

If you’re in a position where walking home is unavoidable always stick to well-lit areas and carry a personal alarm.

Christmas should be about enjoying yourselves and spending time with loved ones.

This year make sure that by following a few sensible ideas you staf safe over the festive period.