Coronavirus: Why England threatens to fine up to R $ 71,000 for those who do not respect isolation – International


Decision was made after a study commissioned by the government found that only 18% of people with covid-19 symptoms were isolated (photo: Reuters)

The British government will fine from this Monday (28/09) up to 10 thousand pounds (about R $ 70 thousand) who test positive for COVID-19 and not isolate yourself.

The fine also applies to those who do not comply with the Quarantine even after they were informed that they had been in contact with someone with a positive diagnosis of the disease.

The reason? A study commissioned by the government found that only 18% of people with symptoms of COVID-19 were isolated.

Meanwhile, the government has promised an “uninterrupted supply” of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to health workers on the front lines during the winter.

Stocks of EPI for four months like mscaras, visors and aprons, will be available from November, the Sade Department reported.

From Monday (28/09), it will be a punishable crime for not complying with the official instruction of self-isolation, with fines starting at 1 thousand pounds (R $ 7 thousand), reaching up to 10 thousand pounds (R $ 70 thousand) due to recidivism or serious infractions.

Police officers can check whether people are complying with the rules in places with a high incidence of the virus and among high-risk groups based on “local intelligence”, the government said.

The law applies to people who have tested positive for coronavrus or who were instructed by the NHS (the British public health system) to isolate themselves because they were in close contact with someone with the virus.

And in case of diagnostician positive, it is illegal to intentionally provide false information about your close contacts to health authorities.

Low-income people who cannot work while in isolation may receive a payment of £ 500 (R $ 3,500).

Nearly 4 million people who receive social benefits in England will be eligible for the aid, and it will be retroactive once the scheme is properly established at the beneficiary’s place of residence, the Health Department said.

‘As important as catching criminals and fighting fires’

Interior Minister Priti Patel added that the new fines are “a clear sign that we will not allow those who break the rules to reverse the hard-won progress made by the law-abiding majority”.

And Sade’s secretary, Matt Hancock, said the government “would not hesitate” to introduce new measures if the number of cases continued to increase.

Chris Witty and Patrick Vallance, government advisers, warned that the number of cases could reach 50,000 a day in mid-October (photo: BBC)
Chris Witty and Patrick Vallance, government advisers, warned that the number of cases could reach 50,000 a day in mid-October (photo: BBC)

According to Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, the UK’s public health agency, the BBC said, the testing and tracking system “has now become as important in one sense as catching criminals, fighting fires and treating heart attacks”.

“It is a fundamental public service and, if it doesn’t work, we all suffer,” he said.

“We all have a role to play in making this service work – if you have symptoms, you need to get tested quickly; if the test is positive, you need to isolate yourself and share your close contacts with the authorities.”

He said that in winter the country would need “probably four times more tests than we currently have” and said there was a need to build test facilities much closer to where people live and work.

In the last week of August, more than 19,000 fines were issued in England and Wales for alleged violations of coronavirus laws, the attorney general said in a statement.

The UK government hopes that the new fines will be replicated in the other nations that make up the country – Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – which are empowered to define their own rules for the coronavirus.

Earlier this month, the Scottish health secretary said the matter would be under discussion.

Meanwhile, Wales is the last part of the UK to introduce new local containment rules, with new restrictions in Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan starting at 6pm (14th of June) on Monday.

As a result, almost two-thirds of the population of Wales will be confined – people will not be allowed to enter or leave their county, unless for a limited number of reasons, and will be prohibited from meeting other families indoors.

Self-insulation rules

By government self-isolation rules, a person cannot leave the house – not even to buy food or other essentials, or to exercise.

Anyone with symptoms or a positive diagnosis is required to isolate themselves for 10 days, while family members or people who have been contacted by Test and Trace must be quarantined for 14 days.

The British government decided to tighten its grip on offenders after a survey commissioned by the Department of Health showed that the number of people with symptoms following the rules of self-isolation was low.

Although people’s intention to isolate themselves was high, around 70%, only 11% of people were quarantined after being requested by health authorities.

The most common reasons people gave for not isolating themselves were because they needed to go to the supermarket or pharmacy or because the symptoms improved.

UK faces coronav 'second wave'
UK faces ‘second wave’ of coronavirus, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson (photo: Reuters)

Men and youth are also less likely to follow the rules, the survey added.

Hancock also promised that health and social workers will receive enough PPE, as the number of coronavirus cases in the UK will increase again.

He said it was a “big challenge” to get enough supplies at the start of the pandemic – amid widespread shortages.

“That is why we have been working every day since then to ensure that we have an uninterrupted supply to meet the challenges of the coming months and to protect those who are protecting us,” he said.

The Department of Health reported that 70% of the expected demand for PPE would be met by UK manufacturers from December.

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(photo: BBC)

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(photo: BBC)

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