World Cup: Police Issue Guidelines to Proprietors of Entertainment Places
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to begin in Qatar on November 20, 2022.
From November 20 to December 18, 2022, when the finals will be held, live matches will be broadcast in entertainment venues such hotels, pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, and outdoor eating establishments.
Although no specific threats have been found as of yet, SCP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, stated that it is crucial for the owners and administrators of all venues to take into account the dangers posed by individuals who aim to cause widespread harm and fear.
He told reporters on Monday at the police headquarters in Naguru that “a number of hangout spots and venues continue to be interesting to terrorists seeking to attack publicly accessible locations, where huge numbers of people meet.”
He claimed that the 2010 incident, in which 74 people died when bombs exploded in venues in Kyadondo and Kabalagala where football enthusiasts were watching the World Cup, proves that such locations are vulnerable to terrorist strikes.
Therefore, everyone in Uganda, even tourists, should be aware that a dangerous atmosphere still exists. However, as the Joint Security Agencies, we are taking every precaution to protect our nation from any form of terrorist assault. However, we must be aware that terrorist threats, particularly those from suicide bombers, are extremely unexpected on a worldwide scale. No security mechanism, no matter how sophisticated, can guarantee complete protection from suicide attackers, according to SCP Fred Enanga, a police spokeswoman.
Guidelines for all venue owners showing the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
All venues should collaborate with the local police when developing their security management plans.
Make that the location has entry/exit protocols and access controls.
The front doors should be unlocked at all times by the duty manager, who should also have the keys.
Make sure there have enough employees to handle the projected volume of customers.
If there is a problem on your property, call the police right once and stop providing alcohol.
Keep customers inside if there is violence outside the building.
Send any worries, commotion, or peace violation reports to the police.
Make sure there isn’t an excessive amount of alcohol consumption.
Refrain from crowding. If there are no further openings, proceed with caution.
Review the entrances to your property and think about limiting their number.
Verify that there are no obstacles in the way of any fire exits. You should update your fire risk assessment accordingly.
If necessary, take into account using plastic glasses, such as polycarbonate, especially for outdoor locations and to reduce the danger of harm or eliminate needless wait times for service.
Make sure that empty glass bottles are periodically collected and that broken glass is removed as soon as possible when serving beverages in glass bottles or using other glass.
Be mindful that minors under the age of 18 can be drawn to watching events and sporting competitions in your venue, and keep an eye out for opportunities to restrict the selling of alcohol to them.
Be conscious of the need to avoid using illicit substances.
Consider the location of the TV screen carefully to prevent any potential clogs.
For similar reasons, it is advisable to take all reasonable steps to stop screens from being viewed by people who are not paying customers from outside the building.
If you have CCTV, make sure all of the cameras are recording and that the system is properly functional. It would be wise for it to be available around-the-clock and not just at the manager’s office.
If necessary, keep an eye on and enforce smoking restrictions in certain places, especially during halftime and the conclusion of the game.
Make that noise levels are kept within a reasonable range for nearby households, especially if any matches are being screened outside.
To easily help patrons in safety departing the venue after late games, consider providing taxi numbers, late-night transportation information, and other transportation information available.
Make certain that any counterterrorism measures are assessed and that staff is informed of the warning indicators to be on the lookout for.
Make sure any temporary outdoor buildings used for either viewing the match or providing shelter for consumers have been built correctly and continue to be secure.
Take into account the increased utilization of workers in outdoor locations both during and after the screening.
Take into account how loud it is outside in relation to nearby residents.
Follow the COVID-19/EBOLA health and safety instructions.
Staff members must be alert and confident enough to immediately report any questionable behavior. Recall that terrorists are criminals just like everyone else.
Prepare a strategy in case you need to depart right away. Determine the closest, secure exit.
Avoid choosing drinks at random or leaving your drink open while it is being consumed. You are unable to determine their contents.
If you can’t hang out, please watch the FIFA World Cup on UBC TV from the comfort of your own home.