New laws for Covid-19 rule breakers in UK face fines of up to £10,000

Downing Street are making it a legal requirement for those in England to self-isolate after being tested positive for Covid-19.

Those who do not or who break the rules during their quarantine will face fines of up to £10,000 (($12,920).

The rules will come into place from September 28th this year, the UK government announced.

People who choose to ignore the rules will face significant fines,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Johnson and his Cabinet vowed to get the rules into law after wishy-washy threats over the months which have left people confused as to what the rules are.

The UK government imposed new Covid-19 restrictions earlier this week amid a “second wave” of infections, and Johnson said on Friday that he will consider adding tougher social-distancing rules.

However, the government did say they will make payments to those in isolation of £500 ($646) and who cannot work from home but this will not come into affect until October 12th.

 


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