General advice for terror threats

Please take the time to read the following advice and essential contact information, including how to spot suspicious items and activity, as well as what to do in the event of a major incident.

While we don’t want you to worry, we do want you to be informed about how you can play your part in remaining safe.

Steps people can take day to day

  • Be alert to what is going on around you
  • Report anything suspicious at the earliest opportunity -  tell your manager but don’t delay in reporting to either the police on 999 or to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321
  • Do not leave items unattended and ensure that any waste is disposed of in the appropriate way
  • Ensure that your social media security settings are set to private and be mindful of what information you are sharing.

While you're at work

  • Always wear your work pass when you're in an official building, and be aware of anyone not wearing theirs - get comfortable asking them for proof of their permission to be there.
  • Watch out for tailgating. If somebody attempts to follow you through a secure door or gate which requires a pass or code to gain access, whether on foot or in a vehicle, always ensure that person is authorised to access the area.

How to respond to something suspicious/terror threat

Useful resources

Live updates

During a live incident follow Greater Manchester Police's social media accounts for official updates:

Hate crime

Hate crime will not be tolerated, and all reports will be taken seriously.

You can report hate crime to the police on 101 (or 999 in an emergency), or to an external agency, such as True Vision (external link) or Tell Mama (external link) (for Muslim-related racially motivated hate crimes).

More information is available on our hate crime webpage and at Greater Manchester Police - Hate Crime (external link).

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