No fines for quarantine breaches in England and Wales

No fines for quarantine breaches in England and Wales
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  • calendar-gray 10 July 2020

No one has been fined by police in England and Wales for breaching quarantine rules after arriving from abroad, new figures show, APA reports quoting BBC News.

Data from the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) comes as quarantine rules were lifted for passengers arriving in the UK from dozens of exempted countries or overseas territories.

Since 8 June, most passengers arriving in the UK have been obliged to self-isolate for 14 days. Those who breached the rules faced fines of up to £1,000.

"Up to June 22, no fines were issued by territorial forces in England and Wales for breaches of the requirement to quarantine following international travel," the NPCC said.

Ten tickets were handed out to passengers for not wearing face coverings on public transport, in the week after face coverings became mandatory on public transport in England on 15 June.

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