The London Summer 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games will be the ever largest sporting event to be staged in the United Kingdom. London Olympics will host the biggest mobilization of military and security forces, during the Game an aircraft carrier will dock on the Thames. The government is taking several steps in conducting security programs to raise the range of equality and diversity issues for those visiting, supporting, or taking part in the Games. UK has an excellent track record of successfully hosting mega events safely and securely. It is one of the main reasons that the UK won the Olympic bid in the first place. In the framework of this strategy, safe means the protection of people and property from hazards caused by non-malicious incidents and attacks of a spiteful nature. And secure implies the protection of people and property from threats caused by incidents and attacks of a malicious nature. The government has made its top priority to ensure that everyone can enjoy the celebrations peacefully.
Safety And Security Instructions
While coming for the Olympic Games, bring as little as possible. If you are a foreigner, travelling to the UK for an event, please make sure you are familiar with UK laws. The more you bring, the more you spend time in going through security. Bring a soft-sided bag to the venue that can fit under your seat or in your lap. Bags must be complying with size restrictions.
Prohibition And Restrictions On Items
For the Olympic Games, there are certain things that you cannot carry onto the venues, including water and other liquids. Prohibited items are those things that you are strictly advised not to carry to the venues, otherwise the items will be taken and will not be returned. And restricted items are those which you can bring to the venues, but their quantities, size or use while at the venue are restricted.
Safety And Security For People
London is a very safe place, but like any other big city, it is worth taking a few safety precautions. Whether you are travelling for the first time to London or you are a regular traveler or a Londoner, you need to make sure that you enjoy the city safely. Planning your journey in advance will cut down your risk to half; for the rest half read the instructions given below:
While travelling in private hire vehicles, make sure you book through licensed operator in person or over the phone or through online before the journey starts. You might put yourself in danger if you get into minicab drivers seeking passengers or offering a service, as they might be unsafe, unlicensed, uninsured and illegal.
If you are planning your journey via cycling then you need to keep certain things in your mind before starting your journey such as: