Following the raised terrorist threat in the UK, my organisation has decided to implement a more thorough search of visitors and their belongings when entering our properties. Are there any guidelines on how we can do this in light of Covid-19 secure guideline requirements, especially social distancing?

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Following the raised terrorist threat in the UK, my organisation has decided to implement a more thorough search of visitors and their belongings when entering our properties. Are there any guidelines on how we can do this in light of Covid-19 secure guideline requirements, especially social distancing?

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In November, the UK terrorism threat level was raised to severe, meaning that an attack is considered to be highly likely. The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO), recommend that “as a consequence of the change in threat level, it is recommended that those responsible for security review their plans and operations”.

Increased access control measures, including enhanced searching of persons and property, are one measure that may be introduced if the organisation's security risk profile is likely to be altered due to the increased threat level.

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