We want to enjoy ourselves when we are going swimming, fishing or boating. To stay safe, we need to remember a few things to protect our friends and family from drowning:
- When we are around the water we should stay close to and be with our friends and family, all ages and experience levels, we should never leave anyone alone.
- Everyone must wear a lifejacket when fishing, on boats and jet-skis – lifejackets save lives.
- We should not use alcohol or drugs when we are around water. These can affect our thinking and reaction which can make it dangerous and can lead to drowning.
- Learning to swim and learning water safety skills can help keep ourselves and each other safe by knowing what to do in a drowning emergency.
You can access culturally relevant resources – social media tiles, DL brochures, A4 posters and short videos in Easy English, Arabic, Nepalese and Chinese (Simplified)