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10 November 2017

Club News

Be part of the team

10 November 2017

The Owls are issuing a timely safety reminder to everyone visiting Hillsborough for the remainder of the season and beyond.

Our priority at all times is making sure everyone goes home safe after any game or event.

Wednesday officials work closely with the police and the EFL to review security at Hillsborough and we are reminding supporters to do their bit too.

Following the dreadful terrorist attacks across Europe, stadium managers from football clubs are briefed by the police and the EFL on an ongoing basis.

It is vital that everyone - players, staff and supporters - remains vigilant and report any concerns to stewards or police immediately.

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe at Hillsborough:

• Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks

• Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground

• Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away

• If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999

• In an emergency, listen to the Public Address instructions and follow them

• If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile

• Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your own safety and others following behind to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles

• Once you are safe, follow the local police force on Twitter for updates

• Always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and report any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321. If your information does not relate to an imminent threat, you can also contact MI5.

• Remember, the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE

The same vigilance applies to non-matchdays at Hillsborough too. If you are in the vicinity of the stadium and see anything to arouse suspicion, please do not hesitate to call 07771 832679, 24 hours a day, to report any concerns to the SWFC security team.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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