October 30, 2020

Break self isolation rules and pay fines of up to €11,000

UK PM Boris Johnson has said, People who break new self isolation rules, if they have been in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds, or €11,000

Begining from September 28, the rules will apply for anyone in England who tests positive for the virus, or has been notified by public health workers that they have been in contact with someone infectious.

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“People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Johnson said in a statement.

Fines will start at 1,000 pounds for a first offence, rising to 10,000 pounds for repeat offenders

The Government has issued a guideline telling people to stay at home for at least;

10 days after they start to suffer COVID-19 symptoms, and for other people in their household not to leave the house for 14 days.

Anyone who tests positive is also asked to provide details of people outside their household who they have been in close contact with, who may then also be told to self-isolate.

To date there has been little enforcement of self-isolation rules, except in some cases where people have returned from abroad

Britain is facing a rapid increase in new cases, and the goverment said

“police would be involved in checking compliance in areas with the highest infection rates”.

Johnson has also faced calls to reintroduce more wide-ranging lockdown rules for the general public.

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