Emergency Alerts is a service provided by the UK government to warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby.
When there’s an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive a notification, accompanied by a loud siren-like sound, with guidance on how to remain safe.
The government does not require your phone number or location information to send you a notification.
Circumstances in which you might receive a notification include:
- Significant flooding
- extreme weather conditions.
Emergency notifications will only be issued by:
- Emergency services
- government departments, agencies, and public bodies responsible for emergency management.
What happens when you get an emergency alert
Your mobile phone or tablet may:
- Make a loud siren-like sound, even if it’s set on silent
- read out the alert.
The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds.
An alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information.
You’ll get alerts based on your current location – not where you live or work. You do not need to turn on location services to receive alerts.
Find out more by visiting https://www.gov.uk/alerts