Boris Johnson will on Sunday consider what further steps are needed to fight “a second wave” of coronavirus cases, as he announced fines of up to £10,000 for those who break self-isolation rules.
Sadiq Khan, London mayor, has put the capital on alert for further restrictions, with one-fifth of the UK already living under tighter local controls. But Mr Johnson is weighing tougher measures across the country.
In a sign of the new approach, Mr Johnson said it was vital for everyone to follow the rules. Fines will start at £1,000 for breaches of self-isolation restrictions, rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders.
“So nobody underestimates just how important this is, new regulations will mean you are legally obliged to do so if you have the virus or have been asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace,” he said. “People who choose to ignore the rules will face…