Source: The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI)
The risk to pedestrians from Vehicle As a Weapon (VAW) attack remains a realistic possibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Social distancing measures will require businesses to manage customers flows and numbers going into premises. As such it is likely that customers will form or be asked to form orderly queues to enter premises.
In order to minimise the risk to queues of people, organisations can take practical and achievable measures to either deter or disrupt a Vehicle As a Weapon Attack. The range of options highlighted below (click on the web link) provide varying levels of protection and residual risk. Further advice can be sought from local Police Counter Terrorism Security Advisers (CTSAs).
Protecting pedestrian queues from Vehicle As a Weapon Attack https://www.cpni.gov.uk/system/files/documents/9f/8f/CPNI%20and%20NaCTSO%20Advice%20Note%20-%20Protecting%20pedestrian%20queues%20from%20Vehicle%20As%20a%20Weapon%20Attack%2014%20May%202020.pdf
More information on practical security measures can be found on the CPNI website by clicking here and the National Counter Terrorism Security Office by clicking here.
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