Components

Warning text

<div class="govuk-warning-text">
  <span class="govuk-warning-text__icon" aria-hidden="true">!</span>
  <strong class="govuk-warning-text__text">
    <span class="govuk-warning-text__assistive">Warning</span>
    You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.
  </strong>
</div>
{% from "warning-text/macro.njk" import govukWarningText %}

{{ govukWarningText({
  text: "You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.",
  iconFallbackText: "Warning"
}) }}

You can configure this component using the Nunjucks macro arguments.

When to use this component

Use the warning text component when you need to warn users about something important, such as legal consequences of an action, or lack of action, that they might take.

How it works

There are 2 ways to use the warning text component. You can use HTML or, if you are using Nunjucks or the GOV.UK Prototype Kit, you can use the Nunjucks macro.

<div class="govuk-warning-text">
  <span class="govuk-warning-text__icon" aria-hidden="true">!</span>
  <strong class="govuk-warning-text__text">
    <span class="govuk-warning-text__assistive">Warning</span>
    You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.
  </strong>
</div>
{% from "warning-text/macro.njk" import govukWarningText %}

{{ govukWarningText({
  text: "You can be fined up to £5,000 if you don’t register.",
  iconFallbackText: "Warning"
}) }}

You can configure this component using the Nunjucks macro arguments.

You might need to rewrite the hidden text (‘Warning’ in the example) to make it appropriate for your context.

Research on this component

If you’ve used this component, get in touch to share your user research findings.

Get in touch

If you’ve got a question, idea or suggestion share it in #govuk-design-system on cross-government Slack (open in app) or email the Design System team on govuk-design-system-support@digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk

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