#YouAreNotAlone - Staying at home through Domestic Abuse
Measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) have drastically altered people's day-to-day lives.
Whilst it is essential that the vast majority of people do stay home in order to protect the NHS and save lives, this 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.
If you are in immediate danger, phone 999 and ask for the Police. If you need to call the Police in an emergency but talking would put you in further danger, you can use *The Silent Solution System. When you call 999, an operator will ask which emergency service you need. If you are unable to talk, hold the line until you hear the message "you are through to the police". You should then press 55 – your call will be transferred to the local police force as an emergency. *The Silent Solution system only works on mobile.
If you are not in immediate danger, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
For more information on what domestic abuse is and how to find support, visit the government's dedicated covid-19 domestic abuse support page.