The Government and the Police continue to take family violence and sexual violence very seriously. Violence is a crime at any time.
Family violence and sexual violence services are essential services and will remain available, even if services need to be delivered in different ways.
It is okay to ask for help if you or someone else is in danger. If you think someone could be harmed or may harm themselves, call the Police on 111, even if you’re not sure.
Stay as connected as you can, and keep an eye out for the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.
Talk to friends, whānau and neighbours if you need support, or to see if they need help. Use social media to keep in touch and check-in with each other.
If you are a victim of family violence, sexual violence, or if there is someone that makes you fearful, threatens or harasses you, seek help as soon as possible. You have the right to be safe.
The following helplines continue to be available for people needing help: