Millions could receive emergency phone alarm as Government tests alert

Millions could receive emergency phone alarm as Government tests alert

Millions of people across the UK could receive an emergency phone alarm as the Government tests a new alert system later today.

The emergency alerts are run by the Government and will warn you if there's a danger to life nearby.

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

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