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Govt Adviser says Fines for Breaking Self-Isolation 'Tends not to Work'

Fining people for breaking self-isolation “tends not to work,” according to a government adviser, who said support, such as the new £500 payment for low earners, was more effective than “punitive measures.” In England, refusing to self-isolate can lead to a fine of up to £10,000, after a study cited by the UK Sage has suggested only about 20% of people in England with symptoms fully follow self-isolation guidance.

BBC Article: Covid-19 Self-Isolation Fines