Coronavirus: isolation rule-breakers in England may be fined, says Gove

Ministers reportedly considering hotline to report quarantine breaches

Fines could be imposed on people in England who flout self-isolation rules amid growing concern the UK is facing a second wave of coronavirus, Michael Gove has confirmed.

The Cabinet Office minister said on Saturday that suggestions the government should introduce a carrot-and-stick approach – with better financial support for those self-isolating and fines for breaches – were “a very fair point”.

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