How to enjoy a safe Christmas Party season?

Gardaí offer some helpful tips

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Christmas party.

Enjoy Christmas safely urge Laois Gardaí.

Gardaí in Laois Offaly are offering some advice and tips to poeple who want Stay Safe On A Night Out during the Christmas party season.

• Tell someone where you are going, and when you expect to be home.

• Carry your mobile phone (charged!).

•Drinking - If one of the group has  too much to drink - ensure that they
get home safely.

•If out with a group - watch out for  one another. Safety in numbers. Plan your trip home, or arrange a
lift.

• Remember never drink and drive.

•If you’re the designated driver, park  your car in a well lit area and don't leave property visible inside.

•If you see someone in trouble call  999 or the local Garda Station if less urgent. 

CHRISTMAS WORK PARTY ADVICE

•It is illegal to buy alcohol if you are  under 18. Drinking can cause health problems in young people.

•Discuss drinking with your children.  Be aware that they will see you as a role model.

• Try to set a good example with how you use alcohol Everyone is responsible for safety, whether you are having a house
party, office party or other  celebration.

• Be a good host, and serve alcohol  responsibly.

•Don't serve alcohol to drunk people.

•Don't serve alcohol to people under 18 years.

•Have low and non-alcoholic drinks available. Provide food that is tasty and filling.

• Promote safe transport options for your guests, including calling taxis or  have bus time tables available.

DON'T LET CRIMINALS SPOIL YOUR CHRISTMAS