Student fined after being caught not self-isolating on Instagram

A student living in Manchester has been fined £6,600 after not self-isolating after her flight.

22 year old Carys Ann Ingram, visited restaurants whilst ‘quarantined’ on her home island of Jersey after she flew there from her university in Manchester.

However, she should have been self-isolating in one location and indoors for 14 days as are the rules from the UK government.

Ingram flew into Jersey on a flight from Manchester to visit family on October 12 and failed to isolate until she had received a second negative test, which was due to be taken on day five.

She was caught out after sharing a picture of herself to Instagram of her on the seafront area of First Tower of the island and then at El Tico restaurant in St Ouen’s Bay.

Eyewitnesses also say they saw Ingram.

It comes after she was sat next to someone on the flight who later tested positive for coronavirus and police tried to contact where she was meant to be self-isolating but their calls weren’t returned which led to an investigation.

The Strategic Lead for Contact Tracing, Monitoring, and Enforcement, Caroline Maffia, said, ‘It is regrettable that someone should endanger the health of other Islanders after being informed of the need to self-isolate.

‘This fine demonstrates that we will pursue prosecution for those found flouting the law. Anyone identified as a direct contact of a COVID positive person must understand the importance of following public health advice and abiding by the law.’

 


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