In response to a recent reported increase in cases of drink spiking, venues are being reminded to ensure all staff are aware of their responsibility when it comes to the vulnerability of customers and their role in enhancing safety and prevention, whilst customers are being reminded to stay alert, look after each other and not to leave drinks unattended.
Safety in licensed premises is going to be a huge factor to the recovery of the hospitality sector as it emerges from COVID lockdowns and restrictions and seeks to attract staff and customers, a YouGov survey has found.
More than one in three adults aged 18-45 say they would be more likely to visit nightclubs that achieve a ‘Safety Award’ – a move that would be particularly supported by women and individuals from minority groups, according to research in a YouGov survey on licensed premises.
Universities are being urged to make preparations to keep students safe as Freshers’ Weeks get underway across the UK. The advice has come from Mark Morgan, a former Merseyside Police Superintendent, who is now running a pioneering, police-led, national initiative to keep venues, such as bars, pubs and clubs, safe and secure for customers and staff.
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