posted on Mar, 24 2020 @ 02:26 PM
I'm on 3 and got mine about 11.30 this morning
Coronavirus: Mobile networks send 'stay at home' text
The government is texting people across the UK to inform them of the new rules announced by the Prime Minister yesterday (23 March 2020). This has
been made possible thanks to the cooperation of mobile phone operators
Some customers have already received the message, while others are set to get it later in the day.
The network O2 told the BBC it was sending the texts in batches adding it could take until 22:00GMT to complete the task.
The government has had to work with the operators to get the message sent because an emergency alert system, trialled seven years ago, was never put
Coronavirus: SMS messages
Alerting people across the UK about latest coronavirus measures.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)
Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Anyone can spread the virus.
Full guidance on staying at home and away from others