National lockdown: These are the fines for anyone breaking tough new rules

People are being told to stay at home, with schools closing, after Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown.

Tuesday, 5th January 2021, 12:15 pm

People are being asked to follow the new measures with immediate effect, though MPs are not set to vote to make them law until early on Wednesday.

People caught breaking the rules can be fined £200 for a first offence, while anyone holding an illegal gathering of over 30 people can be ordered to pay £10,000.

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People caught breaking the new national lockdown can be fined up to £10,000

Here’s what the new government guidance says in full:

The police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).

You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.

If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can issue fines of £10,000.