Community places of safety

If you’re evacuated in an emergency, you can go to a community place of safety

We’ve set up the community places of safety scheme so that you’ll have somewhere to go for temporary shelter in an emergency like a flood or a gas leak.

We’ll send staff to the place of safety to support everyone who has been evacuated.

The place of safety will ideally have:

  • 24 hour access
  • disabled access
  • toilets
  • heating
  • light refreshments

The place of safety may be open for up to four hours. If it’s still not safe for you to return home after this time, we’ll find alternative accommodation for you.

Find your nearest place of safety

You can look at a map of the community places of safety in Bristol. Use the Addresses search to find your nearest place of safety.

Community places of safety will display this logo:

We’re still adding places to the scheme, so if you know of somewhere suitable contact us at emergency.planning@bristol.gov.uk.