19th April 2023

You may be aware that the Government will be testing the new Emergency Alert on Sunday 23 April at 3pm.

The system will be used to warn people when lives are in danger and you should expect to receive a test message.

Emergency Alerts are sent to compatible mobile phones within an area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data, and only the emergency services can send them.

An Emergency Alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a message on your screen.

You can check an alert is genuine at gov.uk/alerts.

Emergency Alert Fact Sheet