Emergency Alerts System wordt op 23 april landelijk getest

Het nieuwe Emergency Alerts-systeem van de Britse overheid is live en zorgt ervoor dat mensen via hun mobiele telefoon gecontacteerd kunnen worden wanneer levens in gevaar zijn. Het wordt gebruikt om u te waarschuwen in geval van nood, zoals ernstige overstromingen.

Noodwaarschuwingen worden verzonden naar alle compatibele mobiele telefoons binnen een risicogebied. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at gov.uk/alerts. To ensure the Emergency Alerts system works effectively, we’ll be carrying out a nationwide test on Sunday 23rd April between 3-3:30p.m.

If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions. You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to gov.uk/alerts.

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, bezoek gov.uk/alerts.