Will I be fined if I breach Covid regulations?

If the police deem that you have breached Covid legislation, for example by having guests in your home during lockdown, you will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.

If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice you have the opportunity to pay this to the local authority, and in so doing this will be the end of the matter. It also avoids any criminal conviction. If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice this will include information about what to do next. It is important that you don’t ignore these, as non-payment can lead to a court summons.

If you wish to contest a Fixed Penalty Notice you will be required to attend a court, and if you are found guilty of an offence it is the court which will determine your penalty.

If the police deem that you have breached Covid legislation, for example by having guests in your home during lockdown, you will be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.

If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice you have the opportunity to pay this to the local authority, and in so doing this will be the end of the matter. It also avoids any criminal conviction. If you receive a Fixed Penalty Notice this will include information about what to do next. It is important that you don’t ignore these, as non-payment can lead to a court summons.

If you wish to contest a Fixed Penalty Notice you will be required to attend a court, and if you are found guilty of an offence it is the court which will determine your penalty.