Enjoy Halloween as licensed venues urged to put safety measures in place to protect staff and customers

Halloween is a great opportunity for pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants to enjoy fun time with customers who may want to celebrate in ghoulish costumes, masks and wacky make-up.

Drink Spiking

Preventing vulnerability - focus on drink spiking and assault by injection

In response to recent incidents of an increase in drink spiking and customers being injected with muscle relaxants, 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.

BAME: ‘We would visit stadiums and arenas more if they had a Police Safety Award’

Individuals from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community say they feel far less safe in licensed premises today than they did prior to the pandemic, according to a YouGov survey.

LGB+: ‘We would visit pubs, bars and nightclubs more if we felt safer’

Individuals from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual (LGB+) community say they feel far less safe in licensed premises today than they did prior to the pandemic, according to a YouGov survey.