If I have a Contact Order but am not being permitted contact during the COVID-19 pandemic, what can I do?
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Technically, a parent with a Contact Order is at liberty to issue contempt proceedings if they are denied contact. In the current circumstances however, the Court may not be in a position to deal with the application and it might prove difficult to determine that the breach was not justifiable. Parents must act reasonably and sensibly in light of the official Stay at Home guidance. It is therefore important to consider whether face to face contact is in the best interests of the child or if contact would be more safely carried out via video calls for example.