Emergency Alerts service
On the 23rd April, the UK Government will test the Emergency Alerts service, by sending a test alert to every mobile phone in the UK.
In future, these will be used to warn you if there is a danger to life nearby.
For example you may get alerts about:
- severe flooding
- extreme weather
However, the Emergency Alert system could also be used to warn you of a local health emergency, such as an industrial accident releasing toxic fumes.