The Department of Health provides guidance to the public on alcohol intake.

The Chief Medical Officer recommends that men should not regularly drink more than 3–4 units of alcohol a day and women should not regularly drink more than 2–3 units a day.

Pregnant women or women trying to conceive are advised to avoid drinking alcohol. If they do choose to drink, they should not drink more than 1-2 units of alcohol once or twice a week.

Parents are advised that children should not drink any alcohol until they’re at least 15 years old.