Manchester Arena attack – Business Update – 24 May – 5pm

23rd May 2017

Thank you to those who attended our Business Briefing this morning and Sir Richard Leese and Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin for their words and advice.

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Current Threat Level

Following the current threat level being raised to critical watch an update from Prime Minister, Theresa May here.

Latest Statement from Greater Manchester Police

To read the latest statement from Chief Constable Ian Hopkins click here.

Cordon Reduced

A reduced cordon remains in place, extending around the vicinity of Victoria Station and Manchester Arena, which remains a crime scene. New Cathedral Street and Exchange Square are accessible.

The cordon is being reviewed on a rolling basis. Follow @gmpolice for announcements.

Counter-Terrorism Awareness Training

Following this morning’s Briefing we can announce we are running a Counter-Terrorism Awareness workshop on Friday 16th June at Manchester Central. We would recommend this for operational, security and front of house staff alongside management.

Due to the sensitivity of this training we will require full names of all attendees beforehand and an ID check will take place on the day.

Full information and how to RSVP will be circulated to members and post on the website.

Online Counter-Terrorism Advice

Government general guidance.

Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG): 10 minute plan to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.

City Centre Evacuation Plan

Greater Manchester Resilience Forum is a partnership of agencies with responsibility for coordinating and overseeing emergency planning.

Click here to view the city centre evacuation zoning map.

Building Security

Manchester city centre is open for business. GMP have advised businesses to be calm but vigilant, and to review bespoke security and evacuation procedures as a matter of course.

Anti-Terrorist Hotline

Please remain vigilant and if you have any concerns call in confidence the Anti-Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321. 

Missing Persons – Updated Hotline 

There is an updated emergency number available for those who are concerned about loved ones: 0800 096 0095.

For non-emergency calls, GMP’s city centre neighbourhood policing team can be contacted on 0161 856 3221. 

Homelessness Support

Manchester City Council has a Rough Sleeper Team who are providing support and guiding people into services.

Travel Updates & Bank Holiday Weekend Events

It is likely Victoria Station will remain closed all week. Check and follow @officialtfgm for announcements.

For the latest travel updates via TfGM across trams, buses, rail and road click here.

Following a security review the Arcadis Great City Games will take place this Friday 26th May. Road closures until Saturday 27th:

·         Deansgate from Quay Street to Great Bridgewater Street

·         Camp Street from Deansgate to Longworth Street

·         Tonman Street from Deansgate to Barton Street

·         St John Street from Deansgate to Byrom Street

For travel updates related to Bank Holiday events, including the Great City Games on Deansgate and The Courteeners at Lancashire County Cricket Club, click here.

A decision regarding the Great Run due to take place this Sunday 28th will be announced @Great_Run

Manchester Evening News Just Giving Campaign

The MEN has launched a fundraising campaign for families of the victims of the attack which has reached more than £1million so far. Click here.

We Love MCR

The city is sharing the I Love MCR logo to symbolise the true spirit of Manchester. Click here to download the image.

A We Love Manchester Emergency Appeal has been launched in partnership with the British Red Cross to support those affected by the attack and their families. Click here for information.

Useful Numbers

Blood Donation: 0300 123 23 23
Samaritans: 0161 236 8000
Manchester Victim Support: 0330 303 0162

Ongoing Updates

For verified updates related to Monday’s events please follow @gmpolice.

Follow @cityco for our regular updates around road closures, city news and events.