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High Street Hospitality: Protective Security Considerations

The relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown and some COVID-Secure measures gives our high street businesses the opportunity to re-open and re-energise.

The Government has outlined its support for pubs, cafes and restaurants and other businesses and made more efficient the application process for pavement licencing to facilitate al-fresco dining and drinking and other hospitality and entertainment enterprises.

As a result we will likely see a change in how publicly accessible locations like high streets look, feel and operate. These changes will have an impact on the security risk profile for these locations.

CPNI and NaCTSO have produced guidance to help Authorities consider the threats and develop holistic mitigation strategies. The supplementary guidance, ‘High Street Hospitality, Protective Security Considerations’ provides Authorities with a suite of practical and proportionate security options that can be implemented with high street businesses.

Though the guidance focusses on temporary protective security enhancements, particularly Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, we do recommend that a number of the measures are applied for the long term, particularly for those Authorities who use this opportunity to accelerate planning for long term high streets regeneration.

Please note this guidance will be updated regularly; you are advised to hyperlink to this page, not the PDF, to ensure you view the latest guidance.



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