National Testing of the UK's New Emergency Alerts System

There will be a national test of the UK's new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday 23rd April 2023 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.

If you or a patient have a secret mobile phone hidden from an abusive partner, remember to switch off or put it in airplane mode or the phone will be activated with the loud alert.

View instructions here: Managing Emergency Alerts on your phone to stay safe if you're experiencing domestic abuse

Find information about the Emergency Alert System

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