The UK terror threat level is now critical – meaning an attack is expected imminently – after 22 people died and 59 were injured by a suicide bomber in Manchester on Monday.
Please be vigilant: members of the public should 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.
What will be different in South Bank?
It is very much business as usual but there will be more police, more armed police and members of the armed forces in public places. This means that armed police officers responsible for duties such as guarding key sites will be replaced by members of the armed forces, which will allow the police to significantly increase the number of armed officers on patrol in key locations.
You might also see military personnel deployed at certain events, such as concerts and sports matches, helping the police to keep the public safe. In all circumstances, members of the armed forces who are deployed in this way will be under the command of police officers.
As usual our South Bank Patrol will be in the area supporting the police both in South Bank and across public buildings.
We will update you if there is any change to the threat level.
Further up to date information can be found on the MI5 website
London First have issued the following document