The best way to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus is, as we've repeatedly been told, social distancing. This has lead many countries, including the UK, to encourage their populations to stay at home as much as possible. But, while these measures do help keep people safe from the virus, they can bring their own challenges.
Domestic violence is likely to increase during these periods of isolation, experts have warned. And Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is doing her part to raise awareness about the issue and reach out to victims.
The Duchess shared a message and resources for victims in a thread on Twitter. Read it in full below.
This is a hard time for everyone, as we are all asked to stay at home to stay safe. But for some of you it is even harder, because home is not a safe place.
I can only imagine that being asked to stay there could feel very isolating and frightening for you and your family.
It may mean spending more time with the person who is harming you.
If this is your situation, or you are worried about someone else, I want you to know that you are not alone.
Even if you cannot leave your home, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline or contact one of the domestic violence charities. Please stay safe and get help.
Camilla is currently self-isolating in Birkhall (her and Prince Charles's home on the grounds of the Queen's residence in Scotland) separately from Charles, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. A source told Town & Country on Wednesday that the Prince was in "good spirits" and only experiencing mild symptoms.
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