RUN. HIDE. TELL Holidaymakers briefed in the event of terrorist attack

Posted on 07/11/2017

A new video encouraging holidaymakers to ‘run, hide, tell’ if they are attacked by terrorists has been released by the UK government. The film is a remake of one made in 2015 following the attacks in Paris. The original was set in an office block, but the new version shows the events taking place in a hotel.

The four-minute film centres on how a tour operator rep, hotel staff and guests react during an attack on a typical hotel. The central message is ’run, hide, tell’; with running away being the central advice and hiding the option only if you cannot flee.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has already trained 23,000 staff on how to spot suspicious items and activities and what to do in the event of a major incident.