Meaning of shelter in place in English:

shelter in place

verb

[no object]
  • Remain indoors due to a protocol implemented by authorities as a protective measure during an emergency.

    • ‘thousands of Australians are now forced to shelter in place’

noun

  • A protocol implemented by authorities instructing people to remain indoors as a protective measure during an emergency.

    ‘a shelter in place will remain in effect as a precautionary measure until further notice’
    • ‘shelter in place can be activated when hazardous materials contaminate the environment’
    • ‘the campus is currently under a shelter in place order with officers being placed all around’