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- Lockdown tightened in north-east England
- Andy Burnham calls for urgent review of 10pm curfew
- Parliament’s bars will not serve alcohol after 10pm
- Scottish ministers accused of panic over campus outbreaks
I’m happy to report it was a cordial and constructive meeting. I hope and expect we will reach a satisfactory agreement
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As MPs pointed out in the House of Commons earlier (see 3.52pm), the new coronavirus regulations that became law today go well beyond just making it obligatory for people to self-isolate if ordered to by NHS test and trace, with fines starting at £1,000 for those who don’t comply.
There are also provisions for the first fine to be £4,000 if the offence is committed “recklessly”. There are also fines for people who give false information to contact tracers, and fines for workers who do not tell their bosses they are meant to be self-isolating.