Dont panic if you hear strange noise from your phone on June 29: Govt is testing its new alarm system – UKMALAYALEE

Dont panic if you hear strange noise from your phone on June 29: Govt is testing its new alarm system

Tuesday 22 June 2021 10:55 AM UTC

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON June 22: Millions of people across the UK could receive an emergency phone alarm as the UK government is testing a new alert system.

The emergency alerts are run by the UK government and will warn you if there’s a danger to life nearby.

And ahead of its launch in summer 2021, a number of planned tests will take place on June 29 across the UK.

“The alert will say: ‘This is a mobile network operator test of the Emergency Alerts service. You do not need to take any action.

To find out more, search for gov.uk/alerts‘.”

When you get an emergency alert Your phone or tablet may:

make a loud siren-like sound, even if it’s set on silent
vibrate
read out the alert
The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds.

Stop what you’re doing and follow the instructions in the alert.

Sometimes an alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information.

The government and mobile phone networks are testing emergency alerts.

You may get an alert if you live in, or travel through, a test area.

If you’re driving or riding when you get an alert

Find somewhere safe to stop before using your phone or tablet.

It is illegal to use a hand-held device while driving or riding.

Reasons you might get an emergency alert

The government and mobile phone networks are testing emergency alerts.

If there’s a test in your local area, you might get an alert.

You may also get an alert if you travel through a test area during a test.

When the service is live You may get alerts about:

severe flooding
fires
explosions
terrorist incidents
public health emergencies

Emergency alerts will only be sent by:

the emergency services
government departments, agencies and public bodies that deal with emergencies
For most people, the chance of receiving an alert will be low.

Click to know more from Govt website https://www.gov.uk/alerts

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