President Barack Obama State Visit to the UK - Information for Businesses

President Barack Obama of the United States will be making a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Tuesday 24th May to Thursday 26th May 2011. The President, accompanied by his wife, will be staying at Buckingham Palace for their stay.

The Metropolitan Police Service is aware of the potential impact of this visit and there is a policing plan in place to deal with any disruptions which may occur.

During the visit, you may find an increased amount of police officers in your area which is a normal procedure for any state visit.  Please contact your Safer Neighbourhood Team if you have any questions.

Whilst a policing plan is in place, the Metropolitan Police would ask that you consider taking a few sensible precautions. The following points below are a list of considerations.

• Security officers should have a visible presence at premises.

• Ensure staff display appropriate identification at all times.

• Check that your emergency equipment / grab bags / first aid supplies and radio communication systems are stocked and fully operational.

• Ensure that all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency/evacuation procedures.

• Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and that your exit doors are properly secured.

• During the days leading up to the visit, make sure that your staff are fully aware of the company security policies and procedures.

• Ensure staff remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or police.

• In the event of an emergency, call the emergency number 999.

For updates on travel restrictions and security issues, you can also subscribe to the police messaging system 'Community Safe' by clicking here.

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