In the event of an emergency, we consider it a priority to make sure that you feel safe and reassured. The City of London Corporation has plans in place to ensure, as far as possible, that you can find or receive information on:
- What has happened?
- What is being done?
- Where the cordons are?
- How long the emergency may last?
- Whether you are to be evacuated and where to?
- When you can get back inside your home/building?
- Any other issues that might affect you.
There are a number of ways by which you can access or receive emergency information
- Up-to-date public statements on the front page of the City of London website. The website can also include information on contacts, cordons, etc.
- Subscribe to City of London Police Alerts direct to your mobile telephone
- Monitor Twitter - both the City of London Corporation's Contingency Planning Unit and the City of London Police tweet regularly - other emergency services also have their own twitter accounts and are to be considered a 'trusted source' of information (the list of feeds @sqmresilience follows is a good starting point)
- Tune in to your local BBC radio station
- If you are a vulnerable resident in one of our housing estates, arrangements will be made by the Community & Children’s Services Department to ensure you are aware of what is happening
- On-Street Public Address System (loud hailers) – likely to be used by the City of London Police at or near the scene
- The City of London's Public Relations Office will be making press statements and will also be releasing information to the media
- Telephoning the City of London Corporation’s public enquiry line (via the main switchboard number 020 7606 3030)
- Information screens on recycle bins and information boards
- Listen to instructions and advice given to the public via the City of London Police speaker masts