Coronavirus: Breaking self-isolation to be made illegal in bid to tackle second spike A lump sum is being promised to some workers on low-incomes, as firms forcing staff to come in are threatened with a £10,000 fine.

A lump sum is being promised to some workers on low-incomes, as firms forcing staff to come in are threatened with a £10,000 fine.

People who may have coronavirus will be required to self-isolate by law - with those who refuse facing fines of up to £10,000 in England.

Ministers are toughening up their stance by making the current guidance a legal requirement in a bid to try and prevent a second spike of COVID-19 ballooning across the UK and a potential second national lockdown.

Just 20% of those reporting symptoms in England fully self-isolate at home for the required two weeks, the government's scientific...
source: The Sky News

2020-09-20 00:05
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