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Short Update: Level of fines for breaching COVID-19 laws at lowest since lockdown started in the UK

FairTrialsAdmin - July 16, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers, New criminal offences

Figures show that police enforcement of the Coronavirus laws in England and Wales has dropped to the lowest level since the beginning of lockdown. Over 15,500 fines were given out in England prior to the 1 June change in the law which allowed groups of up to six to meet outside. Since that change, fewer than 500 fines have been issued. Data also shows that no fines have been issued for breaches of the two-week stay at home notice for individuals arriving in England from abroad and that only 10 individuals have been fined for failing to wear a facemask on public transport. 

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