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..

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