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Major incident advice

The motto to remember in the event of an incident is Go in, Stay In, Tune in with the official advice being to;

  • Go inside a safe building
  • Stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise
  • Tune in to a local radio or TV station for more information

If you are told to stay indoors

  • Keep all doors and windows closed
  • Move away from windows
  • Do turn air conditioning OFF
  • Do use your emergency pack / supplies
  • Do tune in to a local radio station to keep informed
  • Stay close to a telephone – remember mobile networks may be jammed or downIn the unlikely event of a major incident / emergency occurring in your area, It may be decided that it is unsafe for you to remain at home. You may be evacuated to a safe distance.

If evacuation occurs on a large scale, Ashfield District Council will provide temporary, emergency rest centres but you may want to consider now where you might go instead. You may prefer to go to a friend or relative that lives out of the area.

Consider ICE ing your mobile! Type ICE – In Case of Emergency and then a contact name and number into your mobile so the Emergency Services know who to contact In Case of Emergency

Useful Links

MI5 website

ICE website