We recognise that the conditions caused by Covid-19 have made victims of domestic abuse feel more unsafe and vulnerable than ever. The Government has published guidance to support people who are experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse at this time. Charities that support those affected by domestic abuse are continuing to operate and provide services, although there may be increased delays in cases.

The criminal and family courts are continuing to conduct hearings for relevant criminal and domestic abuse injunctions respectively. In many cases these hearings are being conducted remotely.