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A beach break is the perfect chance to let your hair down, but taking steps to keep yourself safe while you’re having fun is just as important on holiday as it is at home. Whilst you can’t foresee everything, you’ll thank yourself for being prepared should something go wrong. Read on for our tips on how to become your own personal safety guardian angel.
Out and about
Alcohol and drugs
Please note that the risk of accident or injury can be increased with alcohol consumption or drug use, and may cause your travel insurance to be considered invalid.
Don’t leave your drinks unattended and never accept a drink from a stranger.
Get a cheaper round in – drink water regularly as alcohol can dehydrate you.
Stay away from recreational drugs, as they’re dangerous and highly likely to be against the law in the country you’re visiting.
In the event of a security incident:
Run - Get to safety. If this isn't possible then...
Hide -Stay hidden, and make sure your phone is set to silent rather than vibrate. If you can, barricade yourself in.
Tell - Call the police when it's safe to do so.