Ensuring team members have a positive Games experience is our number one priority and there are several things you can do to keep yourself and your team mates safe.
Always wear team kit
Have your mobile phone with you and make sure it’s on and charged at all times
Have contact numbers of key staff on your phone
Consider use of What3Words app so we can find you quickly if you get lost
On arrival, Danny or Vikki will take you on an orientation around your Village to familiarise you with your surroundings
All team members will be required to log in and out of the Village on a daily basis. This covers training, competition and other activities, following prior approval from Team Managers.
For reasons of safety and security please don’t change rooms unless asked to due to illness or injury.
Put your passport, money, house keys etc. in the safe or a safe place
Don’t take any of these items out of your room unless asked to by Team Scotland staff
Take a note of names, models and serial numbers of items such as mobiles, bank cards or devices
Putting your name on items helps in recovering lost items, particularly with mobiles, devices and team clothing where many other may have similar items
Do you need to go?
Encourage family/friends to come to your hotel and advise them to travel by public transport
In the unlikely event that you need to leave the village you must be accompanied and log out and in to the Village
Ensure people are aware you’re leaving
Take minimal personal belongings
Crime is HIGH, mainly Gangs and drugs related. Therefore it’s important to take personal safety seriously.
Athletes and staff should use Games Transport only
For parents attending the Games – self driving is not recommended, we would advise using public transport.
WiFi connections are not as secure as in the UK, consider using a VPN and stay off banking apps or other sites with personal information
Safety at ATMs – shield your pin, be aware of your surroundings, put money in your pocket immediately
Taxis – all legitimate taxis have registrations starting with the letter H. These are the only taxis you should use.
It is an offence for anyone, including children, to carry or dress in camouflage clothing.
In an emergency phone:
In the event of a terrorist attack:
RUN, HIDE, TELL
Male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago and there is legislation in place that bars LGBT individuals from entering the country.
In practice, these laws are rarely enforced and there is growing local support for LGBT rights. However, public displays of affection between same sex couples may attract negative attention.