Britains Who Ignore Home Insulation Risk A Hefty Fine
Britains who do not go into home quarantine after having contact with someone infected with Covid-19 risk a fine of up to £ 10,000. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced this on Saturday.
The new rules will apply from September 28 to anyone in England who tests positive for the coronavirus or has heard from health professionals that they have been in contact with an infectious person.
“People who choose to ignore the rules face significant fines,” Johnson said in a statement.
The fines start at £ 1,000 for the first offence, going up to £ 10,000 for repeat offenders and employers threatening to fire employees who go into home isolation.
Some low-income workers who suffer a loss of income through the quarantine receive benefits of £ 500 in addition to other benefits such as sickness benefits to which they may be entitled.
Health authorities in the United Kingdom have registered 4,422 new corona cases in the last 24 hours. That is again slightly more than Friday, and it is also the most massive daily increase since May 8.
In total, more than 390,000 Britons have now become infected with the virus. 41,759 patients have now died of Covid-19.