You will all be aware of the shocking events at Westminster a short while ago. The Metropolitan Police Service is not advising that people change their plans, lock down buildings, or anything of this kind. We do continue to advise, however, that all our communities and partners remain alert but not alarmed.
Businesses in the Westminster area should be prepared for likely congestion that will potentially last for several days.
In common with all Police Forces across the UK, the Metropolitan Police continually trains and plans for incidents of this type and several of those plans are being put into place now.
Many of you will have customers or staff who will look to you for advice/guidance.
Our advice to you is:
· Remain alert not alarmed/clearly brief staff
· Review you plans
· Consider early holding message for customers/staff until formal messaging arrives (media can help)
· Report all suspicious sightings asap.
Total Policing is the Met’s commitment to be on the streets and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims. We are here for London, working with you to make our capital safer.