Every phone in the UK will get an emergency alert next weekend, what fun!
The test alert, which will take place at 3pm on Sunday 23 April, will see people receive a message on the home screen of their mobile phone, along with a sound and vibration for up to ten seconds.
The message will be received on 4G and 5G mobile phones along with sound and vibration for up to 10 seconds, even if devices are on silent.
Phone users will be prompted to click “OK” on their home screen or swipe away from the message before being able to continue using their device.
Drivers are advised not to look at their phones until it is safe to do so.
The text that will appear has now been revealed – and it 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 a real emergency, follow the instructions in the alert to keep yourself and others safe. Visit gov.uk/alerts for more information.
“This is a test. You do not need to take any action.”
Many other countries have similar systems, but people are wondering how/when our launch will inevitably f**k up!
Government ruin everything!