Our parks, schools, restaurants and workplaces are amongst the long list of places closing following the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. As we are advised to remain in our homes to protect our health, this can increase the risk of harm to those suffering from domestic abuse. The serious nature of being required to remain at home with a domestic abuse perpetrator cannot be underestimated.
There is unlikely to be a single element of our everyday lives which is not touched by Coronavirus. For most, that means sheltering in one place and only travelling for essentials such as food, medicine and to care for vulnerable people. The impact on international travel is one of the most severely impacted sectors, causing chaos for intended parents currently in the middle of an international surrogacy arrangement.
We are living in a worrying time as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and affect our community and everyday lives. The true impact of the virus is not yet known in terms of our health and wellbeing and that of our loved ones. As if this wasn’t enough, coronavirus is also having a significant effect on our economy and our jobs.