Potential hazards and how to keep yourself safe.
The cemetery grounds are maintained by the Dunedin City Council and are in good condition.
Potential hazards are:
- Uneven ground, slippery areas from rain, debris from fallen gravestones - trip hazards
- Cars traveling through the roads - children especially vulnerable to being hit
- Demons summoned from an earlier tour (just joking, hehe)
- Weather, for example, Anderson's Bay cemetery has little shade on a sunny day - risk of sunburn and dehydration
- Getting lost from the group
- Wearing masks and exerting yourself - breathing problems
To minimize these hazards:
- Gregor will take a route that is as even and as dry as possible. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suitable for the weather and wind
- He will verbally warn the group of hazardous areas and wait until everyone has made it to the destination safely
- Do not walk on graves, not only is it disrespectful but also a trip hazard
- Look both ways before crossing a road, adults to hold the hands of children and guide them
- Gregor will not summon demons
- Gregor will carry a first aid kit, sunscreen, and covid tests. Please ensure you're wearing sun protection; a hat and sunglasses and have water to drink. Bring an umbrella on a rainy day. Bring a torch if it is dark
- Gregor will count the group numbers at the start and end of a tour
- If you're feeling uncomfortable in a mask while walking, please take it off and be sure to distance yourself from others outside of your group
- Most importantly, please inform Gregor of any hazards you think might be a problem for yourself or others
None of the cemeteries have public toilets. Gregor will be able to point you towards the nearest one in the vicinity.