The government has said that anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse, or is at risk of experiencing domestic abuse, can leave home and seek refuge during any coronavirus lockdowns.

If your mobile phone is being monitored more than usual while you are at home, you can set up a code word or phrase with your keyworker or other trusted person (that is safe to use and will not be understood by the person making you feel unsafe) and which will communicate to them that you feel in danger.

You can read the advice from the government if you’d like to know more. 

You can call the free and confidential National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247 (available 24 hours a day).

If you are in immediate danger, call 999 and ask for the police. 

If you’re in danger and you can’t talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55.

This will let the police know there is an emergency if you’re unable to speak about it.

If you are worried about covering your tracks online, you can visit the Women’s Aid website for advice and support.