Trial mode

When you add a new service it will start in trial mode. This lets you try out GOV.UK Notify for free, with a few restrictions.

While your service is in trial mode you can only:

  • send messages to yourself and other people in your team
  • send 50 emails per day
  • send 50 text messages per day
  • create letter templates, but not send them

GP surgeries cannot send any text messages in trial mode.

To remove these restrictions:

  1. Sign in to Notify.
  2. Go to the Settings page.
  3. Select Request to go live.

When we receive your request we’ll get back to you by the end of the next working day.

Before you request to go live

You must:

  • add examples of the messages you want to send
  • update your settings so you’re ready to send and receive messages
  • accept our data sharing and financial agreement
  • accept our terms of use