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The Government will be testing the UK’s new Emergency Alerts System on Sunday 23rd April at 15.00.
The test alert will be sent to most mobile phones across the UK. Devices will make a distinct, siren-like sound for up to 10 seconds, including on phones switched to silent mode. Phones will also vibrate and display a message about the test. You can hear an example of what the test will look and sound like in this short video clip.
If you need to switch off alerts on your mobile phone for reasons of personal safety, the Refuge charity has published a guide how to do this, click this link to see it on YouTube.