The police will be able to issue stricter fines to people who break social distancing rules, the Government has announced, after Boris Johnson urged Britons to “stay alert” to defeat coronavirus.
Under the previous rules, the police could issue on-the-spot fines of £60 if someone is caught breaching the lockdown regulations. But the fines will now rise to £100, while payment of the fine within 14 days will reduce the sum to £50.
Repeat offenders could see the fine double for each subsequent breach, to a maximum of £3,200. Over 9,000 fines have been issued for breaches in England and Wales so far.
The Prime Minister on Sunday encouraged people who cannot work from home to go back to work, but stressed the need the significance of social distancing