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.
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
• entertainment and leisure
• sports stadiums
• public areas of local and central government buildings
• visitor attractions
• 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:
- Read about Martyn's Law on the GOV.UK website.
- Read about Martyn's Law on the Protect UK website.
- Take a look at further training and resources that are available on the Protect UK Website.
- Download the Protect UK app.