Sun, Apr

Emergency Alerts Test


This is a quick PSA for our Cheapo clan. On Sunday 23rd April at 3pm, while you are halfway through a banging Sunday lunch, swift couple of pints in the pub with your mates or a bracing stroll across one of London’s many parks, you will get an alert text on your phone. Depending on your phone, it may vibrate or make a siren sound. Don’t freak out – this is a national test of the UK Emergency Alert service.

The alert will say:

This is a test of Emergency Alerts, a new UK government service that will warn you if there’s a life-threatening emergency nearby.

In an actual emergency, follow the instructions in the alert to keep yourself and others safe.

Visit for more information.

This is a test. You do not need to take any action.

The idea is that in an actual emergency – fire, flooding and so on – where there is danger to life, the alert will tell you what to do to stay safe and include a link to a website for more information.

So, no worries; test completed, you can head back to your well-earned Sunday with a carefree heart.

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