Bristol news People will be 'afraid' to report symptoms due to huge fines MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Professor Lucy Yardley, who is also a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) expert, was speaking on the Andrew Marr show
Breaking News ! A Bristol university professor fears people will be ‘afraid’ to report coronavirus symptoms due to the huge fines which could be impose for failing to isolate. The Government announced earlier this month that people who fail to follow lockdown rules including self-isolating face fines between £1,000 and £10,000. The penalties also apply to people who fail to quarantine for 14 days after returning from a country on the UK quarantine list. Professor Lucy Yardley, who is also a Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) expert, said people will be concerned if fines for failing to self-isolate increase. She told the Andrew Marr show: “I think the effect of fines is very likely to be that people will be afraid to report any symptoms. “Because the consequence can be that not only them, but family members and work colleagues would be asked to self-isolate when they really couldn’t afford to. “So there’s a real problem with fines.” Ms Yardley also said: “It is much harder to follow rules if you can’t remember what they are and they keep changing all the time. “I think people are getting a bit disillusioned with the rules because they feel as if they’re making a lot of effort and the infection rates are going up.” The Prime Minister addressed the nation on Monday last week to update on the latest Government guidance. He said restrictions were likely to remain in place for the next six months. Read More Related Articles How Wales 'firebreak' lockdown could affect people living on this side of the River Severn Read More Related Articles Christmas will be 'tough' this year warns Government scientist Government guidance as of October 16, 2020 In the 'very high' level, households will be banned from mixing indoors and in private gardens, and pubs and bars will be forced to close. In “medium” areas, the current government rules (such as the rule of six and the 10pm curfew) will remain in place, while in “high" alert areas, households will be banned from mixing indoors. When meeting with people you don’t live with, you can socialise in groups of up to six, which is the current legal limit. The six person limit applies both indoors and outdoors, and includes indoor sports.
. Plans to allow fans to return to sporting events have been put on hold. The Government states people should continue to maintain social distancing with anyone they do not live with. The Government also advises against sharing a vehicle with those outside your household or social bubble, but there are no current restrictions on how far people can travel. Customers in private hire vehicles and taxis, as well as staff working on public transport and taxi drivers, must wear face coverings. Office workers who can work effectively from home are being advised to do so over the winter. People who are already exempt from the existing face covering obligations, such as because of an underlying health condition, will continue to be exempt from these new obligations. Pubs, bars and restaurants are no longer allowed to open beyond 10pm and are restricted to table service only, apart from takeaways. This also includes social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls. This will include takeaways but delivery services can continue after 10pm. Businesses must take customers' contact details so they can be traced if there is an outbreak. They can be fined up to £10,000 if they take reservations of more than six, do not enforce social distancing, or do not take customers' contact details. Face masks are now mandatory for bar staff and non seated customers, shops workers and waiting staff. You can be fined £200 for not wearing a mask or complying with restrictions.
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