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Metropolitan Police – Protective Security Operations – Hospital and Health Centre Security Advice

During these unprecedented times Hospitals and Health Care facilities are under tremendous pressure in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the Governments lockdown and subsequent closure of large crowded places, hospitals could be seen as attractive venues to those intent on conducting terrorist activity. The threat to the UK from terrorism remains real and these unprecedented times could be exploited by terrorist groups or individuals.

The following guidance of measures for security leads and security officers is intended to support the already outstanding work being carried out so the impact of incidents is reduced and the critical and operational functions maintained. It is important that you continue to reduce vulnerability, maintain a strong security culture and be prepared for and resilient to the threat and risk from terrorists. Guidance has also been provided for the security of staff and patients.  Please note this is not an exhaustive list of measures.