There will be a national test of the UK’s new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday 23 April at 15:00: the broadcast may be active until 16:00 (phones will only receive the alert once).
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. You can hear an example of what the test will look and sound like in this video (English only).
Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby. In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe. About Emergency Alerts – GOV.UK.
UK Government have provided limited assets from their wider toolkit in Welsh, these can be found here: bilingual language (Welsh and English) assets link.
The wider UK Government toolkit has been broken down into useful sections set out below:
- Transportation and motorists’ assets.
- Vulnerable Audiences assets.
- General 23 April UK wide test assets.
- Q&A and Factsheets.
- Social Media.
- All toolkit assets.
IMPORTANT: Refuge have created a guide for survivors on managing alerts if they have a secret phone that they may hide from an abusive partner.