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Protect Duty consultation

Posted on : 04 Jun 2021

Protect Duty consultation
The Home Office is seeking views on how the Protect Duty can make the public safer at publicly accessible locations.

This consultation is open to the public, and is targeted at venues, organisations, businesses and 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, retail stores and shopping centres, schools and universities, medical centres and hospitals, places of worship, etc.

The Home Office welcomes responses from anyone with an interest in, or experience of, the areas being consulted on within this consultation.  The survey is likely to take around 30 minutes to complete and closes at 11:45pm on 2 July 2021.

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