That’s led some charities and support groups for survivors of domestic abuse to raise awareness of this possibility.
According to the government’s Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) (FAQs) about the test, they say that it is possible to unsubscribe from receiving emergency alerts.
They recommend that people keep the emergency alerts switched on because, they say, the alerts are potentially life-saving. They say:
“…you can opt out of the emergency alerts system in your phone’s settings.
“Just search for ’emergency alerts’, and turn off ‘severe alerts’ and ‘extreme alerts’. You will not receive alerts if your device is turned off or in airplane mode.”
The charity Refuge have published a video guide on managing emergency alerts for anyone experiencing domestic violence.