UK’s Emergency Alerts Service

The nationwide test of the UK’s Emergency Alerts service is on Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm. The alerts will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby, such as flooding or fires.

However, there are concerns about the potential safety risks to people who may be keeping their phones hidden from an abuser, as the alert is a loud, siren-like sound with a screen message and vibration.

Advice is on hand about opting out from receiving emergency alerts to avoid the device from being detected.

Government’s Emergency Alerts: information for people experiencing domestic abuse – Shropshire Council Newsroom