Emergency services exercise at Lakeside on Sunday

EMERGENCY services will be engaged in an exercise at Intu Lakeside shopping centre overnight on Sunday February 28.

The exercise is part of ongoing national emergency planning and procedure testing and involves a number of agencies. Emergency services will be tested on how they respond to a major incident.

The shopping centre will be closed to members of the public from 5pm until 10am; however the Boardwalk, including cinema, will remain open.

People near to the shopping centre may see or hear emergency services vehicles and first responders carrying emergency equipment. This is part of the exercise so there is no cause for alarm. If there is a genuine emergency during this time each emergency service will communicate this to media and through social media channels.

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