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What to do during an emergency

If you are told to shelter indoors 

  • Keep all doors and windows closed
  • Move away from windows
  • Turn off air conditioning
  • Find a safer place inside, such as a corridor or windowless room
  • Tune into your local radio stations - they will be helping the police to issue advice
  • Make sure a telephone is close by

If you are told there is an evaucation

  • Leave the building you are in as soon as possible
  • Use your building evacuation plan if you have one
  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Tell other people and help those who need it
  • Use security and other staff to lead people to a safer place
  • Follow the instructions and advice of the police and those helping them

How will you know what to do

Information will be provided by:

  • police officers on the street
  • people helping the police such as other emergency services or security staff
  • local radio stations
  • public address systems
  • shop and pubwatch radio schemes

You can also receive updates directly from the police by following them on Twitter or Facebook.

Last updated: 16 Aug 2018, 10:16 a.m.