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26 Mar 2020

Police to issue £60 fine for breaking coronavirus rules

Senior Home Affairs Correspondent

A £60 pound fine, which may double for each further offence. That’s the penalty in England for not adhering to government advice on avoiding non-essential travel.

The Home Secretary published details of emergency enforcement laws which one police and crime commissioner described as the most draconian he had ever seen.

Several forces began conducting road checks and the Director of Public Prosecutions warned anyone using the virus as a weapon would end up in court.