Open consultation: Protect Duty

Home Office

February 26
00:15 2021

This consultation is open to the public, and is targeted at:

  • venues
  • organisations
  • businesses
  • local authorities
  • public authorities
  • individuals

who own or operate at publicly accessible locations or others that a Protect Duty would potentially affect.

A publicly accessible location is defined as any place to which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission.

Publicly accessible locations include a wide variety of everyday locations such as:

  • sports stadiums
  • festivals
  • music venues
  • hotels
  • pubs
  • clubs
  • bars
  • casinos
  • high streets
  • retail stores
  • shopping centres and markets
  • schools and universities
  • medical centres and hospitals
  • places of worship
  • government offices
  • job centres
  • transport hubs
  • parks
  • beaches
  • public squares and other open spaces

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does demonstrate the diverse nature of publicly accessible locations.

We welcome responses from anyone with an interest in, or experience of, the areas being consulted on within this consultation.


Protect Duty consultation document

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Protect Duty consultation
Protect and Prepare
5th Floor NE, Peel Building
Office for Security and Counter Terrorism
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