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    Q1009: What penalties can be given for not following the new rules / laws during the Coronavirus emergency?

    Failing to comply with the new rules is an offence.

    Where a person aged 18 or over is believed to have committed such an offence, a constable, PCSO or other designated person can issue a fixed penalty notice.

    England

    If a fixed penalty notice is given before the 13th May 2020, as above, it will be for £60. If it is paid within 14 days of the notice, the amount to be paid will be reduced to £30.

    If the person given a fixed penalty notice has already received one previously, for failing to comply with the new rules, the amount of the new fixed penalty notice will be £120.

    If a fixed penalty notice is given on or after the 13th May 2020, it will be for £100. If it is paid within 14 days of the notice, the amount to be paid will be reduced to £50.

    Where further fixed penalties are issued to the same person, they will increase in value each time, to a maximum of £3,200, for all subsequent penalty notices.

    Wales

    If a fixed penalty notice is given, it will be for £60. If it is paid within 14 days of the notice, the amount to be paid will be reduced to £30.

    If the person given a fixed penalty notice has already received one previously, for failing to comply with the new rules, the amount of the new fixed penalty notice will be £120.

    In both England and Wales, where a case progresses to court, a larger fine may be issued by the court.

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