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Home Safety Tips for Valentine’s in Lockdown

Home Safety Tips for Valentine’s in Lockdown

With lockdown still in place, more of us than ever will be celebrating Valentine’s Day at home this weekend. From a meal for two to socially distanced Zoom dates, Galentine's cocktails, family Valentine’s baking with the kids or a pampering spa day. A cosy Valentine’s night in seems harmless, but keeping in mind a few safety precautions are essential, will ensure sparks are flying for all the right reasons!

Following an increase in accidental home fires in Northern Ireland in 2020, Paddy Gallagher, NIFRS Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer warned that “the risk of accidental fires in the home has been higher… as so many of us are spending more time indoors to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions”.

At AbbeyAutoline, we want to keep your home and belongings safe, no matter what type of Lockdown Valentine’s Day you’re planning so here are some of our top tips.

The Personal Touch

Treating someone special to breakfast in bed this Valentine’s, or pulling out all the stops and cooking from scratch? With our usual restaurant plans and weekend breaks off-limits, the personal touch will go a long way. But remember, the number one cause of house fires in the UK is cooking appliances so keep these safety tips in mind;

The Candlelit Dinner

Whether you’re enjoying a home-cooked meal, supporting local with an at-home restaurant experience or ordering from your favourite takeaway, a candlelit dinner is sure to melt hearts, but remember;

The Cosy Night In

Who doesn’t love a roaring fire on a cold winter night? Cosying by the fire, using portable heaters or electric blankets? According to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, over the last 5 years over 40% of all fatal accidental fires in the home occurred during winter months. Be sure to follow these top tips;

The Pampering Spa Day

Whether your idea of the perfect relaxing Valentine’s is a luxurious, spa-like bubble bath or a pampering day getting dressed up for the evening’s events, keep these precautions in mind;

The Zoom Date

Planning a socially distanced Zoom date or Galentine’s cocktails with the girls? 

It’s important to have the right insurance in place to protect both your house and your belongings. Make sure you are covered under your Home or Contents Insurance and keep your Car Insurance up-to-date, even if you are spending less time on the road.

As your trusted local insurance broker, AbbeyAutoline is here to help. Get a quote online or give us a call today on 08000 66 55 44.

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