If you or your family are in immediate danger, or if you have sustained physical injuries, call the police and emergency services on 999.

Key Information – Covid 19 and Domestic Abuse

The household isolation instruction as a result of coronavirus does not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse. Even during lockdown, if you are in danger in your home, please leave and seek help. Call 999 in an emergency.

If you are danger, need the police, but can’t speak:

  • Dial 999
  • Listen to the questions from the 999 operator
  • Respond by coughing or tapping the handset if you can
  • If prompted press 55. This lets the call operator know it’s a genuine emergency and you’ll be put through to the police

For more information see: https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/research-learning/Silent_solution_guide.pdf


Help is available – services are open and able to provide support. It is  important to know that you are not alone. Even if you are unable to leave your home at the moment, you can still access support through one of the support helplines and services below:

Next Link 0117 9250680 or online nextlinkhousing.co.uk
Victim Support 0300 3031972
National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000247 or online nationaldahelpline.org
Men’s Advice Line 0808 8010327 mensadviceline.org.uk

Support for those who are concerned that their behaviour has become abusive and want to change is available from the Respect helpline 0808 8024040 respectphoneline.org.uk

More details about support for victims of domestic violence on GOV.UK Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for victims of domestic abuse

A guide for victims and survivors about staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic staying-safe-during-covid-19-guidance

Further information also available at: bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/abuse-violence