Regional: Police Hand £1000 Fine To Blackpool Man Who Failed To Quarantine After Returning From Tenerife

A 26-year-old man who failed to quarantine after returning from Blackpool has received a £1000 fine.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said:

“You will all know that the North West currently has some of the highest coronavirus rates in the country and the vast majority of us are doing our bit to try and keep the coronavirus infection rate as low as possible.

“This includes adhering to self-isolation guidelines when coming back from a country that is not exempt from quarantine rules.

“We have recently issued a £1,000 fine to a 26-year-old man from Blackpool, who failed to quarantine for the appropriate period after returning from a holiday in Tenerife.

“We don’t take these decisions lightly but we want to be very clear that Lancashire remains in the midst of a pandemic.

“The regulations are there to prevent the virus spreading, protect people’s health, and keep everyone safe and we won’t hesitate to enforce where we need to.

“We will continue to engage with people and explain the rules, but we will enforce them and issue fines to people.

“We know the vast majority of people in Lancashire will do the right thing and will support our officers enforcing the law when the minority choose to deliberately ignore it and put their communities at risk.

“Please visit http://orlo.uk/1AXpf for information on the Covid-19 regulations.”

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