The current national threat level for the UK is severe (as at 15 November 2021).
Ground management should have counter terrorism plans as part of the operations manual to provide protective security appropriate to that level.
Sports grounds generally have effective security and safety measures in place. However, it is important not to be complacent. The Guide to Safety at Sports Grounds (Green Guide) provides advice and links in relation to counter terrorism.
These guidance notes have been developed by the SGSA in partnership with the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) to provide more specific guidance for sports grounds management in relation to event management issues.
This is especially important during periods of heightened alert when the national terrorist threat level increases, particularly when it is raised to critical.
We have put together a number of guidance notes to advise on counter terrorism planning, including: