Up to £10,000 fine for failing to self-isolate in England

Published on September 19, 2020 by

In a sign of the Government’s determination to tackle a steep rise in coronavirus infections in England, it’s announced stiff financial penalties for anyone failing to self isolate after a positive coronavirus test.

From September 28th, the fine will be £1,000 and up to £10,000 for repeat offences.

People on low incomes who cannot work from home will be given a £500 pound lump sum.

The news comes as Boris Johnson considers whether to tighten Covid-19 restrictions right across England, after saying the UK is “now seeing a second wave” of coronavirus.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News reporting by political correspondent Iain Watson and health correspondent Naomi Grimley.

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