The following information was distributed by the Metropolitan Police for sharing;
A significant policing operation is being planned for the visit of The President of The United States on 13th July 2018. There will be a number marches and rallies taking place on 12th, 13th & 14th July, most on social media, of note:
Thursday 12th July-: A rally is expected against the visit will take place outside Downing Street from 1730 and numbers at present are anticipated to be 5000+ (Timings may vary)
Friday 13th July-: Expected busiest day for protest. From 1100 A march against the visit forms up in Portland Place, moving off at 1230 to Oxford Circus, Regents Street, Haymarket, T Sq, Whitehall finishing with a rally in Parliament Square between 1400 and 1600 Organisers anticipate up to 10,000 people. (Timings may vary)
From 1400 A second march, also against the visit will form up in Portland Place, moves off at 1500 along same route, where they will march to Trafalgar Square for a rally between 1700 and 1900. Organisers anticipate tens of thousands of people. (Timings may vary)
Saturday 14th July-: A rally & march in support of the visit will take place, marching from the US Embassy to Whitehall via Vauxhall Bridge and Millbank. Form up from 1000 ending at 1400 with 1000’s anticipated. This will join a rally in Whitehall. There is also expected to be protest against the visit & rally during this time in Whitehall as well.
Consider contingency plans to mitigate impact, e.g. delivery dates, working from home, removing street furniture
Review access control to buildings and accreditation of personnel to prevent unauthorised access.
Report any suspicious activity to police either 999 or 101.
Register for Cross-sector Security and Safety Communications via CSSC www.thecssc.com
Safeguarding your business;
In the days leading up to the event, ensure all employees are fully briefed.
Your premises should have a strong, visible management presence who should identify themselves to the police in the event of any trespassing or damage. Security officers, where possible, should be highly visible.
All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or the police.
Ensure all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency and evacuation procedures.
Minimise the number of entry points to your premises.
Ensure that the outside areas are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders or tools and equipment.
Check that your emergency equipment, grab bags, first aid supplies and walkie-talkies are in place, easy to get to and working properly. Advisable to test them beforehand.
Check and test building security and emergency systems.
Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution possible.
If your building has scaffolding erected or is in close proximity of scaffolding, let your security staff know.