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Nuclear attack emergency plans (FOI)

Nuclear attack emergency plans (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 02 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



What warning systems are in place to alert the population in the event of an imminent nuclear attack?


What shelters or bunkers are in place in the event of a nuclear attack and how many people can be protected at short notice?


How close is the most likely target of a nuclear weapon to Jersey?


How much food and water is likely to be available in Jersey before supplies dry up?


How prepared are the medical services for such an event happening?



Specific developed methods of media alerting through a communications strategy for nuclear incidents.

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To safeguard National Security, the Government of Jersey will not release this information. Article 27(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 


Information is publicly available on Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. Please see the following link:

Jersey’s Food Security.pdf (​

To safeguard National Security, the Government of Jersey will not release this information. Article 27(1) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied. 

The Emergencies Council, the body with responsibility for emergency planning in Jersey, bases all of its emergency planning and capability development on a Community Risk Register.  This uses good practice from the United Kingdom as a guide as to which risks should be planned for.   Whilst war and acts of war would give rise to an emergency were its effects could impact on Jersey, there is, in common with Local Resilience Forum areas elsewhere in the UK, no local plan dealing with the use and impact of nuclear war.   However, Jersey takes all nuclear and radiological matters very seriously, and has a standing Radiation Advisory Group which is mandated to review all matters of this nature that could reasonably affect the island. All nuclear and radiological matters that could reasonably affect the island and population are planned for.

Jersey’s safety and security is the responsibility of His Majesty’s Government under long standing arrangements during time of war as befits the island’s Crown Dependency status. 

For further information regarding a radiation and nuclear emergency please see the following link:

Radiation and nuclear emergencies: how to protect yourself (​

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Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.

Article 27 - National security

(1) Information which does not fall within Article 26A(1) is absolutely exempt information if exemption from the obligation to disclose it under this Law is required to safeguard national security. ​

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