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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