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Stay Safe During The Paralympics

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9:20am 31st August 2012

Keeping us safe during the Paralympic games is being tackled with a joint campaign involving NHS Dorset and the county's police.

Leaflets on sensible drinking, security advice, and numbers to call in the event of emergencies are being distributed.

The details are also on line at http://www.safehealthygames.org.uk and able to be translated into other languages.

Police say officers will be drafted in from other forces to help keep neighbourhoods safe across the whole county.

Rachel Partridge from NHS Dorset’s Public Health team said “During the period of the London 2012 Paralympic Games the local NHS is continuing to work with other agencies to ensure that it is very much business as usual and both visitors and local residents have a positive experience.

There are no ticketed areas for the Paralympic Games so we would urge people who are visiting the area to take care and follow the simple advice that means they can fully enjoy their visit. 

We hope that by the time the baton is handed over to Rio we are able to reflect on a successful summer, not just for Team GB but for all local partners involved in making local services run as smoothly as possible”.

Dorset Police Assistant Chief Constable, Adrian Whiting, said: “We remain completely focused on ensuring a safe and secure Paralympic Games. The support we’ve had from local communities for the safety and security operation so far has been fantastic – ensuring the 15 days of Olympic events in Dorset were embraced, enjoyed and celebrated in safety.

“It continues to be a busy summer period for Dorset’s public services and I’d urge our communities to continue to remain vigilant and to take simple crime prevention steps.

“Officers from across Dorset, as well as officers from other police forces, will support the policing of the Paralympic Games in Weymouth and Portland but we will still be policing the rest of Dorset, including providing local, neighbourhood policing through Safer Neighbourhood Teams.”


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