Government Emergency Alert

Posted by: alex - Posted on:

The government has announced the launch of emergency alerts on mobile phones, to be used in the event of weather-related emergencies for example, with the system due to be tested at 3pm on Sunday 23rd April. The test has been flagged as a possible risk for domestic abuse survivors, and others in vulnerable situations, who keep secret, lifeline phones for protection. Refuge has released a video – – recommending that phones are turned off or set to airplane mode, as silent mode will NOT stop the alert from sounding. The video also shares information on how to change settings depending on the type of phone.