Under new legislation, venues will be expected to take some responsibility to consider the threat from terrorism and implement appropriate and proportionate mitigation measures.
Known as ‘Martyn’s Law’ it will place a requirement on those responsible for certain venues to be prepared, ready to respond and know what to do in the event of an attack. Better protection will be delivered through enhanced security systems, staff training, and clearer processes.
The legislation is part of the government’s response to the Manchester Arena Inquiry Volume 1 which recommended the introduction of legislation to improve the safety and security of public venues. For the background on who Martyn was, and more about this legislation, the BBC website has covered it – here.