Get Help during COVID
The government acknowledges that coronavirus household isolation instructions can cause anxiety for those who are experiencing or feel at risk of domestic abuse. There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are.
UK Home Office guidance on getting help during the coronavirus outbreak:
Help and support is still available to you. Lockdown doesn’t mean you are trapped.
All the helplines in our Service directory still operate to provide support to you.
Social isolation is not an excuse for domestic abuse. Abuse is a crime and it can affect anyone. Kent Police will respond to your call and can arrest anyone committing offences against you.
If you are in an immediate danger, call 999.
You can make a silent 999 call for help even if too scared or unable to speak or make a noise, but you MUST respond to the questions from the operator so they know it is an emergency.