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Home Office 'Protect Duty' Consultation

7 May 2021

Home Office Consultation 

'Protect Duty'


Consultation closes at - 11:45pm on 2 July 2021


The consultation is open to the public, and is targeted at those who own or operate at publicly accessible locations or places that a ‘Protect Duty’ would potentially affect.


A publicly accessible location is defined as any place to which the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission.


Publicly accessible locations include a wide variety of everyday locations such as:

  • transport hubs
  • sports stadiums, music and festival venues
  • hotels, pubs and clubs
  • high streets, shopping centres, retail stores and  and markets
  • schools and universities
  • medical centres and hospitals
  • places of worship
  • public and other open spaces

This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does demonstrate the diverse nature of publicly accessible locations.


Responses to the survey, which is likely to take 30 minutes to complete, are welcomed from anyone with an interest in, or experience of, the areas being consulted on within this consultation.


Complete consultation document here: