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Emergency Alert System

On Sunday 23rd April a new UK-wide emergency alert system, announced by the government, will be tested. 

A message will appear on your home screens of mobile phones and tablets from 3pm (15:00 BST) accompanied by a loud siren-like sound or vibration lasting for about 10 seconds.

You can choose not to receive the alerts if you want to. 

To do this you need to:
• Find emergency alerts in your settings
• Turn off severe alerts and extreme alerts
• If this does not work you should ask your phone provider how to do it

The test alert 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 for more information. This is a test. You do not need to take any action."

For more information you can read the BBC news story here - UK emergency-alert system: What is it and when is the test? - BBC News

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