The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) sent out an advisory this week urging members of the public to keep a constant eye on their drinks, while out socialising.

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, a BPS spokesman said: “There are still lots of parties taking place, not to mention nightclubs.

When out socialising, he urged people to “pay particular attention not to leave their drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, unattended”.

“Also, you should always purchase your own drink and watch as it is being poured. If offered a drink by someone and you accept, again, make sure you watch as it is being poured.

“Do not accept drinks from strangers,” he added.

“You should never leave your drink unattended while you hit the dance floor or visit the bathroom.

“Finally, don’t consume or taste anyone else’s drink and if you think that your own drink tastes odd, immediately throw it away.

“Symptoms that your drink may have been spiked include:

  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Feeling ill or sleepy
  • Feeling drunk even if you think you’ve only had a little alcohol to drink.

“If you suspect that your drink may have been spiked, inform your company and asked to be taken to a safe place.

“If you are alone get trusted help. Call a friend or relative to come get you and take you to a medical facility as a precaution.”