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Emergency banner

A site-wide banner used in the event of an emergency

There are three types of events that would lead GOV.UK to add an emergency banner to the top of each page on the web site; a notable death, a national emergency or a local emergency.

See the opsmanual for information about what the Emergency Banner is and when it should be deployed.

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How it looks (preview) (preview all)

His Royal Highness Henry VIII

1491 to 1547

Override Link Text

How to call this component

<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/emergency_banner", {
  campaign_class: "notable-death",
  heading: "His Royal Highness Henry VIII",
  short_description: "1491 to 1547",
  link_text: "Override Link Text",
  link: "https://www.gov.uk/"
} %>

Accessibility acceptance criteria

Links in the component must:

  • accept focus
  • be focusable with a keyboard
  • be usable with a keyboard
  • indicate when they have focus
  • change in appearance when touched (in the touch-down state)
  • change in appearance when hovered
  • be usable with touch
  • be usable with voice commands
  • have visible text
  • have meaningful text

Other examples

National emergency (preview)

National emergency (level 1 or category 2)

National emergency

This is a level 1 incident

More information
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/emergency_banner", {
  campaign_class: "national-emergency",
  heading: "National emergency",
  short_description: "This is a level 1 incident",
  link: "https://www.gov.uk/"
} %>

Local emergency (preview)

Localised large-scale emergency (level 2 or category 1)

Local emergency

This is a level 2 incident

More information
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/emergency_banner", {
  campaign_class: "local-emergency",
  heading: "Local emergency",
  short_description: "This is a level 2 incident",
  link: "https://www.gov.uk/"
} %>

Notable death homepage (preview)

When presenting any type of emergency banner on homepage the styling is slightly different.

His Royal Highness Henry VIII

1491 to 1547

More information
<%= render "govuk_publishing_components/components/emergency_banner", {
  campaign_class: "notable-death",
  heading: "His Royal Highness Henry VIII",
  short_description: "1491 to 1547",
  link: "https://www.gov.uk/",
  homepage: true
} %>