Guidance

Recognising the terrorist threat

Offers advice on planning for a terrorist incident and what action to take in the event of an attack.

Documents

HOT Protocol Poster

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Bomb Threat Actions Checklist

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Details

Advice on what to do if there is a terrorist incident involving:

  • firearms threats
  • vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices
  • suicide attacks
  • chemical, biological and radioactive threats
  • insider threats
  • cyber threats

and advice to the public and staff on dealing with Suspicious items and bomb threats.

If you suspect terrorist activity you can report it in confidence online via our secure form: www.gov.uk/ACT. Alternatively, you can call the police confidentially on 0800 789 321. All reports are kept confidential and you can report anonymously.

In an emergency always call 999.

Published 26 November 2014
Last updated 24 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on vehicle security
  2. Updated advice on Mail Handling.
  3. Added sections on dealing with suspicious items and receiving bomb threats
  4. Document updated to give firearms attack advice in line with Run, Hide, Tell and also cyber advice updated to signpost to Cyber Essentials Scheme.
  5. First published.