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Emergency Alerts Testing in Reading 29th June

Alert message sent 28/06/2021 13:22:00

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Dear Citizen

I am writing to you to inform you that from 29th June in Reading, the Government will be testing a new emergency alert system that will automatically ping to your mobile phone.

The new Emergency Alerts service will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone if their lives are at risk in an emergency. It will be used to send a direct message only where there is a risk to life, either locally or nationally..

This could include public health emergencies, severe floods, fires, industrial incidents and terror attacks. Following a successful test in East Suffolk on 25 May, the second trial will take place in Reading on 29 June. Should this test prove successful, the capability will be made available for use across the whole of the UK later this year.

Your support in spreading the word amongst those in the Thames Valley region is very important to us, so we’ve created a range of resources to make it as easy as possible for you to get involved. Please help us spread the message far and wide, by sharing the resources in this toolkit across your channels.

Together, we can get the message out to as many people as possible to make sure they are aware of the Emergency Alerts service and ready to receive a test alert in Reading on 29 June.

Best wishes


Cheryl Spruce | Head of Membership and Community Engagement
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