A key priority in the response to a terrorist incident is the need to communicate with the public and offer regular updates via the media.
This includes issuing any specific instructions or advice from police or the government, if members of the public are directly affected.
Public safety is the number one priority: the government will issue a warning to the public if that is the best way to protect a community or a place facing a specific threat.
The best general advice is almost always:
- go inside a safe building
- stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise
- tune in to local radio or TV for more information