Up to £10,000 fine for failing to self-isolate in England – BBC News

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    In a sign of the Government’s determination to tackle a steep rise in coronavirus infections in England, it’s announced stiff financial penalties for anyone failing to self isolate after a positive coronavirus test. From September 28th, the fine will be £1,000 and up to £10,000 for repeat offences. People on low incomes who cannot work from home will be given a £500 pound lump sum. The news comes as Boris Johnson considers whether to tighten Covid-19 restrictions right across England, after saying the UK is “now seeing a second wave” of coronavirus. Clive Myrie presents BBC News reporting by political correspondent Iain Watson and health correspondent Naomi Grimley.

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