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Isolating from COVID-19 and Domestic Abuse 

The increased incidence of domestic violence and abuse which has sadly accompanied the social distancing lock down has prompted the Home Office to update its advice and signposting for assistance.

The advice is clear. The household isolation instruction which has been imposed because of Coronavirus does not apply if a person needs to leave the home to escape abuse, further information can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-and-domestic-abuse/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse  and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help