Domestic violence support workers have shared concern that the current self-isolation order will result in a compounding of dangerous situations for Wagga's most vulnerable people.
"The worst-case scenario is we'll see women dying," said Julie Mecham from the Wagga Women's Health Centre.
"Wagga is no different from anywhere else. [In isolation we risk] women feeling trapped like they have nowhere to go if they experiencing physical, sexual or financial abuse.
"There's no way for them to get out of that."
In preparation for harder times, Ms Mecham applauded the federal government's allocation of $1.1 billion toward mental health, domestic violence and Medicare assistance.
The national funding will be shared across services at 1800 RESPECT and Beyond Blue instead of trickling down into specific areas.
But Ms Mecham recognises all efforts channelled into the domestic violence space as a winning step toward eradicating the issue.
"I believe it will help. It will mean there is access to assistance, and reduced waiting times for services," Ms Mecham said.
"We do know regional and rural women are at a higher risk because of their isolation at normal times, and the lack of services available.
"This is a situation that isn't going away, no it's rising."
While family members retreat indoors, with additional pressures of working and studying from home, Ms Mecham offered concerns that people in dangerous situations will not have the same avenues to seek help.
If the abuser lives with them, life in close quarters may mean there is not the opportunity to seek help away from their purview.
"Many women who experience domestic violence are incredibly resourceful when ensuring their own safety and that of their children," she said.
"They may have code words that they can drop with neighbours that will say 'I'm in real danger'. They might be able to use technology to seek help, although sometimes that can be a risk factor.
"When speaking with Centrelink they may be able to drop the hint that they are in danger."
Ms Mecham shared a fear that the indefinite value of time on the isolation order would compound the stress, along with the uncertainty over the COVID19 situation, and the economic downturn forcing unemployment to rise.
"Evidence is that [domestic violence] is increasing at the moment, we know that just from what people are google searching. They're looking for help," Ms Mecham said.
As schools encourage students to stay home for online learning, Ms Mecham fears there is potential for trauma to affect the next generation.
"Children experience violence directly and also indirectly through being exposed to it in the home," she said.
"If they're not going to school, they may not have the opportunity to get away from it, to disclose what's happening or to destress from what they're living in. It becomes cumulative with toxic levels of stress."
In response to the concerns, Riverina Police District Superintendent Bob Noble confirmed an ongoing commitment to ensuring safety within the family home.
"We do respond in the Riverina Police District to a lot of domestic violence incidents every 24 hour period," Superintendent Noble said.
"The police, while taking extra precautions around physical distancing and hygiene, is still mixing with crooks and making sure they're not offending and the same thing happens in the DV space.
"We're ramping up our efforts with our anti-DV programs just to make sure people have the support and they're getting the clear message about what's right and wrong."
"I can't say that there's not an increased risk of DV. We see an increased risk around Christmas time for the same reason so we've got to have our eyes open."
Superintendent Noble's statement was echoed by the NSW Police Force Domestic Violence spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Mark Jones this week.
"Specially trained police will continue targeting high-risk and repeat offenders to ensure that all orders are strictly followed and complied with and offenders are arrested if violence is detected," Assistant Commissioner Jones said.
"Police are also able to vary existing interim or final ADVOs without needing to first go to court, if we know that violence is escalating, so that victims are immediately protected.
"As always, if you witness domestic or family violence, call the police - the information you provide might just save someone's life," Assistant Commissioner Jones said.