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England - 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« on: Sunday 20 September 20 07:42 BST (UK) »

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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 September 20 10:17 BST (UK) »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54221953
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What surprised me was the statement in that article

"Up until now, advice to self-isolate has been guidance only."

But as it doesn't come into force until 28th September, there's still a week for all those infected and potentially infected people to go on pub crawls and hold parties (with 5 others or fewer of course!) with impunity.
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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 September 20 10:20 BST (UK) »
A friend of mine was checked on in Jersey, she had arrived and told 48 hours quarantine, she was asked to go shopping with her friend but luckily declined, a few hours later she was checked on by the local policeman, how lucky was she after being tempted to go shopping, so we all have to be aware if we are quarantined and do the right thing, or get fined

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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 September 20 10:39 BST (UK) »
The biggest problem is that politicians have continuously talked about guidelines and advice, not laws and regulations. This makes people think it is optional and they can choose to do what they want when they want. Many of the "guidelines" have not been enforceable in law up to now. Police have said all they can do is engage and explain and disperse large gatherings. What's to stop them all getting together again ten minutes later when the police have moved on.
As well as the pub crawler in Bolton, there was a case a few weeks ago of someone returning from Spain who held a party while he was supposedly quarantining. Didn't hear about him getting a fine.

And also from article Mark posted the link to

"More than 19,000 fines have been issued in England and Wales for alleged breaches of coronavirus laws, the attorney general said earlier this week, but more than half have not been paid so far."

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Sussex: Goodyer, Christopher, Trevatt
Jersey: Fowler, Huelin, Scott
Essex/Herts: Livermore, Holgate, Law, Day, Myson, Boyton
Norfolk/Suffolk: Stone, Alexander, Tipple, Ingate

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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 20 September 20 10:40 BST (UK) »
As I am sure you are aware, we do things slightly differently here on the Isle of Man.
Custodial sentences for blatant breaches are the norm.
The latest culprit:
https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/woman-remanded-at-prison-for-failing-to-self-isolate/
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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 20 September 20 12:17 BST (UK) »
I don't think that the amount of a fine whether it be 100 or 1000 will make one jot of a difference to those who are caught breaching the guidelines. If they cannot afford to pay will they be given time to pay it up at x amount a week? More than likely. It is a no win situation either way in the UK.

Your friend made the correct choice Louisa Maud as did friends of ours on returning from Spain recently. Asked at Edinburgh Airport what they would be doing tomorrow "Self Isolating" they replied. Correct they were told.

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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 20 September 20 16:12 BST (UK) »
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Re: England - Covid: 10,000 fines for self-isolation breaches
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 20 September 20 16:54 BST (UK) »
I don't want to get involved in party politics.

I'll do anything I can to protect others, my family and myself, Mark

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