Protect Duty

About Martyn's Law

Martyn’s Law is pending UK wide legislation. It will place a requirement on those responsible for certain publicly accessible locations to:

  • consider the threat from terrorism.
  • implement the appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures. 

Have your say about Martyn's Law

The government have now launched an open consultation for Martyn's Law.

This consultation seeks views from those responsible for smaller premises which would fall within the standard tier.

Who the law will apply to

The government have suggested that the law will apply to publicly accessible locations with a capacity of more than one hundred people that are used for:

  • food and drink 
  • museums 
  • entertainment and leisure
  • retail
  • sports stadiums 
  • public areas of local and central government buildings
  • visitor attractions 
  • health
  • education
  • places of worship

What the law will require you to do

You'll need to undertake activities to improve protective security and preparedness. 

These activities will include:

  • completing free training
  • raising awareness
  • cascading information to staff
  • completing a preparedness plan

Publicly accessible locations with a capacity of more than eight hundred people will also be required to produce a risk assessment and security plan. 

How you can prepare 

There hasn't been a date set for the introduction of Martyn's Law yet.

To prepare you can: