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England’s self-quarantine rule breakers will receive up to a 10,000 pound fine

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England’s self-quarantine rule breakers are receiving up to a 10,000 pound fine, starting September 28, according to British PM Boris Johnson.  The fine will be handed down to anyone who tests positive for the virus or has been in contact with someone who has the virus and dodges the rules for self-quarantine.

For the first offence, rule breakers will receive a 1,000 pound fine and from there it will rise up to 10,000 pounds for those who repeatedly break the rules.  Employers who threaten to fire staff over choosing to self-isolate instead of going to work will receive the maximum fine amount of 10,000 pounds. For those lower income workers, Johnson says they will receive a 500 pound support payment in addition to other benefits in which they may qualify.

Despite current British Covid-19 quarantine guidelines matching those of the rest of the world, there has reportedly been little enforcement of self-quarantine rules.  Now, Britain is seeing a fast influx of Covid cases prompting the government to get the police involved in compliance checks.

Johnson has come under scrutiny after repeatedly being called to issue a lockdown nationwide with reports coming in that he is planning to reject calls from advisors to issue a 2 week lockdown to slow the virus’ spread.

 

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  1. Brian

    Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    “influx of ‘cases'”. WHO CARES!

  2. Rinky Stingpiece

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Interesting that they’re signalling to fine companies £10,000 for sacking anyone who pulls a covid sickie. It seems unenforceable, companies will just avoid it. Why not just reform employment law?
    UK suffers from massive lack of productivity, and most of it is due to lazy incompetent managers, binning/scapegoating staff who expose them. Require all managers to pass an exam to be accredited by external professional/chartered body, and give workers protection against bullying out of jobs by managers, and restore the 1 year qualifying period for tribunals? Covid should prompt reform.

  3. simon

    Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 7:57 am

    Wrong. Fake News. Organisers of illegal protests will get a 10,000 fine.

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