Industry Covid-19 Call: Key messages (7 April)23 April 2020
Maintaining Lockdown: 2 weeks in
To help support members from a practical perspective, the industry call on April 7th covered the challenges surrounding maintaining lockdown of retail assets. We heard from members of the Security & Safer Shopping Committee and Guildford BID to share learnings across a range of portfolios and support our community through this difficult time.
Chaired by Graham Williams, Chairman of the Revo Security & Safer Shopping Committee the call key messages were:
Counter Terrorism Policing update:
The Threat level remains at Substantial which means an attack is highly likely. It is unlikely COVID-19 can be utilised though terrorism. Travel is restricted.
There is a decrease threat of Right Wing terrorism.
Reduction of risk of protest; Extinction Rebellion has cancelled their protest planned for May.
Civil unrest; gatherings are restricted through social distancing measures.
Be aware that Furlough may cause disgruntlement for employees affected. Ensure clear policies are in place for working from home.
Continue to monitor high value items– have security in place. Commercial burglary has reduced but expect a spike as people return to buildings.
Signposted to NaCTSO E-learning suite of learning.
New Counter Terrorism ACT App launched: feedback from the Revo Security & Safer Shopping Committee has been positive in terms of the App’s use and content.