A night out on the town with friends can be a wonderful experience. However, the world isn’t always safe. People are waiting for opportunities to cause harm. This is especially true for women but also true for men. To ensure that everyone has fun and stays safe, there are some safety tips to remember.
Always Stick Together
This may seem unnecessary to some adults, but the buddy system works as a deterrent. Always walk in pairs or stay in a group. Never go anywhere alone, especially not in the dark or anywhere isolated. Also, avoid going to unknown areas with a stranger. Friends should always have an eye on each other. There is safety in numbers.
Keep an Eye on Drinks
Always ask for a closed drink or watch the bartender as the drink is being mixed. Never leave a drink alone. Try to have a watcher whenever friends are dancing or otherwise engaged. Drinks get spiked, and no one ever thinks it will happen to them.
Tell Someone Else
Staying in a group is the first step. Also, let someone who is not part of the group know about the evening and when to expect a check-in. If something does happen, someone will notice and be able to take steps accordingly.
Comply with Covid-19 Regulations
It would be remiss not to mention Covid regulations. Wear a mask, wash hands regularly, and carry sanitiser in a handbag. Keep a proper distance from strangers. Stick to all rules as indicated by the relevant bar or restaurant.
Limit the Cash
With reduced cash on hand, it is easier to avoid drinking too much. It also reduces the chances of being attacked for money. Reduce the risk of physical harm by setting a limit for the night and only carrying enough cash for the evening.
Staying safe is becoming more important. In current times, people are even more desperate than before and ready to take any opportunity to help their situation. Follow these simple safety tips and keep safe.