Victoria Police has recently advised that parents or children who feel like they are at risk of domestic violence can leave their home at any time during a pandemic lockdown, or during a curfew, without any consequences from police for breaching COVID rules.
This move by VicPol is a clear statement around protecting the victims of domestic violence and reminds them there are options.
Our experienced Family Law team is able to provide advice about family violence and/or other family law matters including issues about parenting and property, especially during times of high stress such as lockdowns.
We are able to assist you with a free telephone conference when you are safe to call.
“While we stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know it is not the safest place for everybody.” – Victoria Police
If you, or your children, are experiencing family violence, please contact Triple Zero (000) in an emergency or contact safe steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188 or online via email or webchat → https://www.safesteps.org.au/about-us/contact-us/ if it safe for you to do so.