There will be a national test of the UK’s new Emergency Alerts system on Sunday April 23rd 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. You can hear an example of what the test will look and sound like in the explainer video.
If you or someone you know have a secret mobile phone hidden from an abusive partner, remember to switch it off or put it in airplane mode or the phone will be activated with the loud alert. View instructions by clicking the below button: