Staying safe from terrorism

A person running, a person hiding and a telephone handset

Recent events in the UK and around the world remind us all of the terrorist threat we face, which in the UK is considered as 'SEVERE', meaning an attack is highly likely. Police and security agencies are working tirelessly to protect the public but it is also important that communities remain vigilant and aware of how to protect themselves if the need arises.

Run

Run to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there's no where to go, then...

Hide

It's better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally, and only when it is safe to do so...

Tell

Tell the police by calling 999.

Videos

The four minute film Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack sets out three key steps for keeping safe. The film is accompanied by an online information leaflet.

The film and leaflet advise that if you are caught up in an incident to 'run, hide and tell' - guidance which can be applied to many places and situations.

Find out more about staying safe from terrorism.

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