PSNI fines for violating Covid-19 restrictions have been handed out to nearly 1,600 people

PSNI fines for violating Covid-19 restrictions have been handed out to nearly 1,600 people

Nearly 1,600 fines were handed out to people for violating them Covid-19 Restrictions.

From March to Monday, October 26, police issued 1,598 fines for violating the restrictions, most of which happen in Belfast.

a police A breakdown of the numbers also shows that 1,075 notices of community decision were issued, 400 ban notices and a £ 45 fine of £ 1,000 fine for non-impeachment.

Who has the highest fines by council area?

  • City of Belfast – 798

  • Derry and Strappan – 302

  • Newry, Munri, and Duane – 120

  • Farmanagh and Umag – 74

  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigaphone – 97

  • Mid and East Antrim – 55

  • Antrim and Newtownby – 43

  • Lisburn and Castlereagh – 24

  • Ards and North Down – 33

  • Mid-Ulster – 34

  • Causeway Coast and Glens – 18

Of the 1075 CRN distributed, the majority were in Belfast, with 324, followed by Derry City Strappan with 154.

Belfast, Ardes and North Down They saw most people be fined £ 1,000, with nine people failing to quarantine each area.

Notice issued to prohibit 319 commercial buildings for violating restrictions and 81 private buildings.

Existing enforcement penalties applied include:

  • Notice of a fixed £ 60 fine for breaching Covid-19 regulations – £ 30 if paid in 14 days
  • Fines for subsequent offenses can double each time to a maximum of £ 960 if people persistently break the rules
  • A £ 1,000 fine for breaching Covid-19 travel rules, such as failing to quarantine upon return from listed countries
  • A fine of up to £ 5,000 if the person is convicted in court
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