This government’s alert service designed to warn of danger to life will be tested this Sunday, which means your mobile phone or tablet may make a loud siren-like sound and vibrate for 10 seconds.
The Emergency Alert Service has been introduced to inform people about severe threats, such as flooding and wildfires, in particular areas.
What the test alert on Sunday 23 April will say:
"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."
Opting out if you’re at risk of domestic abuse
For anyone who is at risk of domestic abuse and might be keeping a phone hidden, it’s important to know you can opt out if you need to.
To opt out, search your settings for ‘emergency alerts’ and turn off ‘Severe alerts’ and ‘Emergency alerts.’ If this does not work, contact your device manufacturer.
To opt out, search your settings for ‘emergency alerts’ and turn off ‘Severe alerts’ and ‘Emergency alerts’. On some devices, search your settings for ‘emergency alerts’ and turn off ‘Extreme threats’, ‘Severe threats’ and ‘Show amber alerts’.
For more information about the Emergency, visit www.gov.uk/alerts