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Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on domestic abuse

Guidance on domestic abuse to support the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance on domestic abuse


If you or someone you know needs support, help is available.

Police Scotland is committed to tackling domestic abuse and that has not changed during the coronavirus situation.

To report a crime contact Police Scotland on 101 or dial 999 in an emergency.

More information about what happens when you speak to the police is available at Safer.Scot.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline remains fully operational and can be contacted 24/7 by anyone experiencing domestic abuse, or those who are concerned about someone else.

Telephone: 0800 027 1234
Web chat:

Further advice and resources on where to get support is available at Safer.Scot

Support is also available for if you are an abuser or have abused in the past and recognise that in order to change your behaviour you need help. 

Respect is a helpline for anyone concerned about abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. Telephone 0808 802 4040.