New Emergency Alert Service test: Important information
Added at 11:36 on 12 April 2023
There will be a national test of the UK’s new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday April 23rd at 15:00.
The test alert will be sent to most mobile phones across the UK. Devices will make a distinct, siren-like sound for up to 10 seconds, including on phones switched to silent mode. Phones will also vibrate and display a message about the test. You can hear an example of what the test will look and sound like in our explainer video.
About Emergency Alerts - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Domestic abuse survivors may have a concealed phone. Refuge Charity have made a video showing how to turn alerts off:
Managing Emergency Alerts on your phone to stay safe if you're experiencing domestic abuse - YouTube
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