Coronavirus – Emergency government texts being sent

If you’re in the US, you’ll probably be familiar with emergency broadcast messages. However, here in the UK it’s rather unusual to receive a text with an emergency update.

These, though, are not “usual” times. Today all mobile networks will be sending out emergency messages to keep everyone updated on the COVID-19 countermeasures. Movemement here has been severely restricted overnight and only essential stores are now allowed to remain open. Everyone with a phone should receive a message today looking like this..

Coronavirus   Emergency government texts being sent

An official emergency broadcast systems hasn’t officially been setup here in the UK, so each mobile provider has had to do the message-sending here.

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