UK Government Emergency Alert (Test)
On Sunday 23rd April at 3pm, the UK Government will be testing a new Emergency Alerts system.
The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.
An Emergency Alert looks and sounds very different to other types of messages such as SMS ‘text messages’. You’ll know if you get an Emergency Alert because you’ll hear a loud siren-like sound and your phone will use a distinct vibration. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and what you need to do.
Please do not worry, the alert on Sunday is just a test.
Visit www.gov.uk/alerts for more information.