UK GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES £800 FINES FOR HOUSE PARTY-GOERS AMID COVID RESTRICTIONS
The Secretary of State, Priti Patel, announced today that people attending house parties with more than 15 people could face fines of up to £800.
After today's news conference, Priti Patel stated that UK Police would have her "absolute backing" if people did not follow the rules put in place, following a rise in Coronavirus cases. She has stated that there is a "small minority that refuse to do the right thing" and "To them my message is clear. If you don't follow rules then the police will enforce them".
At the conference, Ms Patel was also joined by Martin Hewitt, Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, and Dr Vin Diwakar, NHS England's regional medical director for London.
In England, fines of up to £10,000 have already been put in place for people organising gatherings of over 30 people, and £100-£200 fines for those attending.
Figures are set to be release next week as to how many fines have allegedly been out amid the latest lockdown. Recent government figures for Coronavirus show that there have been 1,290 daily deaths and 37,892 cases, while 4,973,248 people have received their first dose of a vaccine.