UK Telephone Numbers and Codes

Emergency Numbers

In the United Kingdom 999 is the emergency number, but calls are also accepted on the European Union emergency number 112. The operator will transfer the call to one of the four services which maintain full-time Emergency Control Centres:

Other emergency services (below) are also available through the 999 system but calls are transferred to them by one of the four main services above. The 999 or 112 number should only be used in an emergency such as: Calls to the 999 and 112 services are free from landlines and mobile phones.