UK sets £10,000 fine for isolation breach, Health News, ET HealthWorld
With the number of new daily cases in Britain rising above 4,000 for the first time since early May, the government has announced tougher penalties for those who fail to follow Covid-19 curbs. The government will impose fines of £1,000 against those who don’t self-isolate after testing positive or who leave their home after being traced as a close contact of someone who has. The fines, which come into effect from September 28, can increase to a maximum of £10,000 for repeat offenders. UK is at a tipping point on Covid, health minister Matt Hancock said, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow rules. PM Boris Johnson has called it a second wave and stricter lockdown measures have been introduced in areas across the UK — with London possibly next in line. nyt.