Police could visit people’s homes to check they are self-isolating under new coronavirus laws that come into force on Monday.
As well as tough fines for failure to self-isolate, new local lockdowns and further restrictions are being applied across the UK.
People across England will be legally required to self-isolate from Monday if they test positive for coronavirus or are contacted by the test and trace service.
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If they do not, they risk being hit with new fines starting at £1,000 and increasing up to £10,000 for repeat offenders or serious breaches, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.
People who test positive for COVID-19 will also be fined if they knowingly provide false information about close contacts to the test