If you're evacuated in an emergency, the emergency services will direct you 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
  • basic kitchen facilities

The place of safety may be open for up to 8 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:

Community places of safety logo

If you know of, or run a venue that is suitable to join the scheme, contact us at emergency.planning@bristol.gov.uk