The Government's Emergency Alerts System TEST

Published: 02 April 2023

You may have noticed in social media that the Government has chosen 23rd April to nationally test its new Emergency Alerts System. The system will warn people when their lives are in danger. An Emergency Alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a message on your mobile phone screen.

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You may wish to support any vulnerable neighbours who have not yet heard about it and might be confused or upset by this test.


Follow this link to download the National Emergency Alerts Toolkit.