We want everyone who comes to London 2012 to be happy, safe and healthy. Look after yourself, your family and friends during the Games with these simple steps.
To stay safe in the sun during the London 2012 Games, remember to:
• Regularly apply generous amounts of sunscreen. Use one with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15.
• Stay out of the sun between 11am and 3pm, when the risk of getting burned is highest.
• Wear a hat and clothes that will keep you cool and covered.
Drink plenty of water or other soft drinks during the day to stay hydrated. If you are attending an Olympic or Paralympic event, you can get free drinking water or you can buy bottled water inside the venue.
While public transport is a great way to get around, it can get hot and stuffy, especially on the London Underground. Always carry water with you on journeys.
If you eat out during the Games, it is important to take care over what you eat. Make sure that:
• any cooked food you eat is thoroughly cooked, served steaming hot and is kept separate from raw foods
• any cold food you eat has been kept chilled in a chiller or cool box
If you are eating out find out if a restaurant or a takeaway has good food hygiene
If you drink alcohol, don’t let it stop you enjoying the Games.
Eat well, and drink water or soft drinks in between alcoholic drinks. That way you won’t risk missing any of the action.
During the Games, you will be doing a lot of walking. Bring comfortable shoes and plasters for blisters. Public transport is likely to be very busy during the Games so plan your journey and allow extra time to get to your destination.In London, you can use Transport for London's Journey Planner to plan your route. If you are outside London, visit the Transport Direct website.Only use licensed taxis or minicabs that you have booked on the phone or in a minicab office.
If you need medication, carry it with you at all times and keep it in a secure place. If you need to get more medication in an emergency or require over-the-counter medicines, visit your nearest pharmacy.
If you are visiting from overseas, you will need travel insurance with appropriate healthcare coverage to claim back any treatment costs you have during your stay.
Find out more about NHS treatment if you're visiting England.
Carrying condoms with you and using them every time you have sex will help protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and pregnancy.
Find out more about sexual health, including STIs and contraception.
It is illegal to smoke in all enclosed public places in England. All indoor Olympic and Paralympic venues will be smoke-free. Many outdoor public areas on Olympic and Paralympic sites will also be smoke-free. A small number of designated smoking areas will be clearly signposted.
You can buy nicotine replacement products to help you stop smoking from all pharmacies and many supermarkets.
Make sure you dispose of cigarettes safely. If you drop litter on the street, you could end up with a fine.