In a nuclear emergency, taking shelter is the best way to protect yourself. This way you prevent irradiation and contamination.
- Stay inside or enter the nearest building. Stay inside until you are informed that the situation is safe again.
- Close all windows, doors and switch off all ventilation, heating and air conditioning systems. Preferably take place in a central room, on the ground floor. Walls and ceilings offer better protection than windows. Close the supply of outside air from your chimney.
- Listen to the recommendations of the government. Stay informed about the right measures via radio, TV, official websites and social media.
- Do not make unnecessary phone calls. Overloading the network can disrupt emergency services.
- Leave your children at school. They will follow the same recommendations.
- Bring your pets inside.
In the car
- If you are close to your home, workplace or public building, go straight in. Follow the same recommendations as above.
- If you can’t enter the nearest building, park your vehicle in a safe place or follow a route perpendicular to the wind direction.
- Stop the engine, close the windows and switch the air conditioning off to prevent outside air from entering your vehicle.
- Listen to the radio to follow the recommendations of the authorities
- Stay where you are until the authorities give you permission to leave again. Take traffic into account (detours, closed roads...): follow the instructions of the police.