Chemical / Toxic release

Advice for protecting yourself and others

In the unlikely event of chemical or toxic release, the following advice has been published by the Government:

Beforehand:

  • Go indoors and stay there
  • Bring any pet inside with you
  • Close outside doors, windows and air vents
  • Turn off fans, hot air heating systems, ventilation etc.
  • Cover all unsealed fresh food
  • Listen to your local radio station for further advice.

During and after:

  • Don't go outside until told it is safe to do so
  • Don't try to collect children from school unless instructed to - they will be looked after, so don't worry
  • Don't use rainwater, or eat locally grown vegetables until you are told they are safe.