Test of UK Emergency Alert system

Details have now been released by the UK +Government for when the new UK Emergency alert system will be tested.

The test will take place at 15:00 (3PM) on the Sunday 23rd of April 2023.

You will hear an alert tone and your phone will vibrate for up to 10 seconds during the alert. You do not need to do anything to cancel this alert, it will end automatically after 10 seconds.

The following message will appear on your phone:

“This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby.

In a real emergency, follow the instructions in the alert to keep yourself and others safe.

Visit gov.uk/alerts for more information.

This is a test. You do not need to take any action.”


For further information, you can click here to visit the gov.uk website

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