Merseyside Police have produced a short Stay Safe At Home guide for local residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the guide
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented public health emergency and the ongoing requirement to stay at home is an essential part of the national effort to fight the virus.
Being at home should be the safest place for us to be and for the vast majority of people, this is true. Sadly though, Merseyside Police is aware that spending more time at home means some people in our communities may become more vulnerable to certain types of crime.
This leaflet contains crime prevention advice on: domestic abuse, online safety for children and, fraud and cyber-scams.
We know that criminals will adapt and attempt to exploit the current situation, both online and in person. There may also be people that are concerned about the circumstances they find themselves in whilst spending more time at home.
We would like to reassure you that Merseyside Police and support services are still available to help you, day and night.
The advice in this leaflet is relevant to a wide age group, so it may be appropriate to discuss the contents with other members of your household. If you are social distancing from family members and friends who you think need to be aware of the advice please call them on the phone and discuss it with them.
We are all in this together. If we look out for each other, we can ensure we all stay safe at home.