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Purple Flag
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New bleed kits have been introduced in Coventry as the city centre works towards securing a major safety accreditation.
Coventry Business Improvement District (BID) together with Coventry City Council and other partners are aiming to secure Purple Flag status for the city, which is an international accreditation programme and recognises city centres that offer an entertaining, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.
As part of the drive for the accreditation, the BID has introduced new bleed control kits for businesses to access. The kits will mean businesses in the city centre are able to act quickly in an emergency while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.
Five new small kits, which include equipment such as tourniquets, bandages and gels, have been donated by Coventry University to Coventry Business Improvement District (BID), with the BID also purchasing a large kit.
The precautionary kits have been introduced following a joint educational initiative between Coventry BID and staff at the university to educate students about staying safe on a night out.
Coventry BID’s security team visited the university campus to speak with students before embarking on a daytime safety walk together through the city centre.
More than 90 students took part in the task. They were given a map of the city centre and asked to visit businesses around the city centre to collect top tips on staying safe.
The donation brings the total number of bleed kits distributed in the city centre to 25.
Coventry BID has been operating in the city centre for 20 years and was voted in by levy paying businesses for its fifth five-year term earlier this year.
It has introduced a range of safety measures across the city centre in recent months, with major campaigns to help shoppers and visitors to bars and restaurants feel safe and secure. 


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