Today Priti Patel announced the introduction of new covid fines for those who breach lockdown rules.
“We’re introducing a new £800 fine for those attending house parties.”
This amount will double for each repeat offence up to a maximum of £6,400. she announced as she fronted a Downing Street press conference. Hosts of illegal parties are already eligible for a £10,000 fine.
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Just announced:— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) January 21, 2021
We’re introducing a new £800 fine for those attending 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.
This will double for each repeat offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
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He said: “When we see people that are putting themselves and others in danger, we will not waste time trying to reason with them.
“They are demonstrating no regard for the safety of others, or even for themselves.”
The current fine for people caught at house parties is £200 – £100 if paid early.
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37,892 people tested positive reported on 21 January 2021, totalling 3,543,646 in UK
From 18 January
All travel corridors to close and you must self-isolate after arriving in the UK, even if you have tested negative. Most people travelling to the UK from abroad need proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. You need to have taken the test in the 3 days before you travel.