Run, Hide, Tell – Stay Safe in the Event of a Terrorist Attack on Holiday


Before you head off on your next holiday, it’s worth giving this video from The UK’s National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) a watch.  Although it is still extremely unlikely that you would get caught up in a terrorist attack abroad it could pay to be prepared.

Run, Hide, Tell

The video is only 4 minutes long and draws attention to the steps you can take to minimise the impact of a terrorist attack.  The central message of the film is Run, Hide, Tell.

  • Run. To a place of safety
  • Hide. Barricade yourself in and remember to turn your phone to silent
  • Tell. Once you are in a safe place call the police

You should also find out in advance the number to reach the local emergency services and programme it into your phone.

Detective chief superintendent Scott Wilson, National Coordinator for Protect and Prepare, says:

“We want people to think of this in the same way they do the safety film airlines show before take-off. They don’t expect anything bad to happen but it is a sensible safety precaution to show people what to do.

A few minutes of your time spent watching the video before you go on holiday could save you and your loved ones."