Security is a real team effort during new football season

Three points isn’t the only priority for our local clubs now that the new football season is underway. Making sure everyone goes home safe is the most important result.

Premier League and English Football League clubs have been working closely with the police to review security at stadiums across the country and now counter terrorism officers are asking you to do your bit.

It is vital that everyone – players, staff and supporters – remains vigilant and reports any concerns to stewards, staff members or police.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Make sure you know the game plan!

Here’s a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe:

  • Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks
  • Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground
  • Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away
  • If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999
  • In an emergency, listen to the public address instructions and follow them
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile
  • Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles
  • Once you are safe, follow the local police force on Twitter for updates

To find out more, visit gov.uk/ACT or @TerrorismPolice on Twitter.