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Failure to Self-isolate ‘Now Illegal’
People in England who test positive for COVID-19 could face a fine of up to £10,000 if they refuse to self-isolate.
From today, it is a punishable offence not to comply following a positive test result or when told to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
It comes as a preprint of a study by King’s College London (KCL) found that only 18.2% of people with symptoms adhered to self-isolation.
Fines will start at £1,000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders or serious breaches.
People on lower incomes who were unable to work from home and have lost income as a result will also be eligible for a new £500 Test and Trace support payment, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.
“Everyone must take personal responsibility and self-isolate if