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Monday December 4th 2023

New Emergency Alert system

  • The government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live. The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. Emergency Alerts are sent to compatible mobile phones within an area of risk.
  • They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data and only the emergency services can send an alert. You can check an alert is genuine at
  • An Emergency Alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a message on your screen.

A UK wide alerts test will take place on Sunday 23 April. Find out more at