Measures to tackle coronavirus have drastically altered people’s day-to-day lives. While it is essential that the vast majority of people do stay home in order to protect the NHS and save lives, the government acknowledges that the order to stay at home can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is unacceptable in any situation, no matter what stresses people are under. There is no excuse for domestic abuse.
The Home Office has worked with a number of key partners and charities to launch a new national campaign to raise awareness that there is still support available for victims of domestic abuse. If you or anyone you know needs support, visit gov.uk/domestic-abuse
Safe Lives have also produced a guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse, on staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.