Emergency Alerts is a new service from the UK government. It’s expected to launch in summer 2021.

Emergency alerts will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby.

In an emergency, your phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe.

If there’s a test in your local area, you might get an alert.

You may also get an alert if you travel through a test area during a test.

When the service is live…..

You may get alerts about:

  • severe flooding
  • fires
  • explosions
  • terrorist incidents
  • public health emergencies

Emergency alerts will only be sent by:

  • the emergency services
  • government departments, agencies and public bodies that deal with emergencies

For most people, the chance of receiving an alert will be low.

Planned Tests:

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Across the UK:

Some mobile phone networks in the UK are testing emergency alerts between 1pm and 2pm.

If you have an Android device, there’s a small chance you may get a test alert. Your device may make a loud siren-like sound.

The alert will say:

This is a mobile network operator test of the Emergency Alerts service. You do not need to take any action. To find out more, search for gov.uk/alerts