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A Counter-Terrorism exercise is taking place in London between Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July. This exercise is not in response to any specific threat.
We carry out exercises to test Contingency Plans and the co-ordination of the response to a Major Incident on a regular basis.
The Exercise has been scheduled for a year and in preparation since December 2014 and is one of a number of routine exercises within the National Counter-Terrorism Exercise Programme under CONTEST, organised to test the response of the Emergency Services and other partners.
There is a legal obligation under the Civil Contingencies Act to prepare and practice for a major incident.
This is a large-scale safety and security exercise involving a number of Government agencies, emergency services and others usually involved in responding to a major incident.
The exercise will not affect our day-to-day work and emergency service response, this will continue as normal.
The exercise is likely to create greater Emergency Service activity around the exercise areas during this period.