Cabinet Office and The Rt Hon Oliver Dowden CBE MP
Published - 16 April 2023
- Text of the UK-wide test alert has now been released
- The test alert will take place at 3pm Sunday 23 April
- Will be received on mobile phones, along with sound and vibration for up to 10 seconds
For the test, the public does not need to take any action - the sound and vibration will stop automatically after ten seconds. All people need to do is swipe away the message or click ‘OK’ on their phone’s home screen - just like for a ‘low battery’ warning or notification - and continue to use their phone as normal.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.
Best practice of Emergency Alerts in other countries have shown that they work more effectively when there is a real emergency if people have previously received a test, so they know what an alert looks and sounds like.
Read more on the press release here - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/one- ... lerts-test