As a partner and preferred insurance provider of National Care Forum, we wanted to get in touch to ensure that NCF members are aware of the increased risks that have been rising since the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these risks, due to the isolation and decrease in community support, is the threat of terrorism.
Although making sure your business is insured against the risk of terrorism and political violence may not be a current priority at this time, the socio-economic consequences of such attacks are just one of the reasons it should be considered.
Experts have been predicting and preparing for a rise in terrorist activity, that historically follows a period of unrest and economic hardship. The circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have created the potential for the growth of extremism. We have seen a multitude of violent scenes across the country during the past months that evidence this.
The closure of schools and places of worship, rising unemployment levels and political disillusionment means that more people than ever have been feeling isolated, potentially spending more time alone and online and may be struggling with their mental health. Without a community and access to support systems, it is the ideal environment for extremist groups to exploit and groom vulnerable individuals. Find out more here,