How much are Covid ends as Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak punished for partygate?

Covid fines are making headlines as the PM and Chancellor of the Exchequer have been hit with fines for lockdown parties.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are undoubtedly two of the most high profile people to be slapped with Covid ends since the pandemic started.

The partygate scandal has led to the PM and his wife, Carrie Johnson, being fined for attending a birthday party during the first lockdown.

The Metropolitan Police announced an additional 30 fines had been issued on Tuesday in relation to Operation Hillman, which is looking into breaches of Covid regulations at the top of Government, Wales Online reported.

Police have opted not to name those facing fines, citing traditional practices when dealing with out-of-court matters such as speeding fines.

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak were both issued fines for breaking Covid lockdowns

However, Downing Street said it would confirm if Mr Johnson was among those being penalized and has done so.

A No 10 spokeswoman said: “The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer have today received notification that the Metropolitan police intend to issue them with fixed penalty notices.”

During the pandemic, a number of new laws were approved by Parliament which were enforceable with fixed penalty notices.

As lockdowns continued and were lifted, more laws were introduced giving the police and officials powers to issue ends to those breaching the rules.

How much were Covid ends during lockdown in the UK?

Here are all of the fixed penalty notice Covid offenses and fine amounts in the UK that were approved by Parliament during the pandemic:

Restrictions on leaving the home, and restrictions on small gatherings

  • First Offense – £200 (reduced to £100 if paid within 14 days)
  • Subsequent Offenses – Doubles with each subsequent offense
  • Second Offense – £8,000
  • Maximum – £10,000 (for third and subsequent offences)

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 23, 2022 A handout photograph taken and released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak reacting after the Chancellor's Spring Budget statement to MPs at the House of Commons, in London.
The Metropolitan Police’s Operation Hillman is looking into breaches of Covid laws at the top of Government

Failure to self-isolate

  • First Offense – £1,000
  • Doubles at the second and third offense
  • Maximum – £10,000 (for the fourth and subsequent offences)

Failure to provide a passenger locator form or Covid test result on arrival

  • First Offense – £500
  • Doubles with each subsequent offense
  • Maximum – £4,000 (for forth and subsequent offences)

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Failure to possess a coronavirus testing package on arrival

  • First Offense – £1,000
  • Maximum – £1,000

Failure to obtain a coronavirus testing package

  • First Offense – £2,000
  • Maximum – £2,000

Failure to take coronavirus tests in accordance with the testing package

  • First Offense – £1,000
  • £2,000 (for second test)
  • Maximum – £2,000

Obstructing the enforcement of international quarantine requirements

  • First Offense – £1,000
  • Maximum – £1,000

Providing false or misleading information about ones travel through “red list” countries or entering the country via an undesignated port

  • First Offense – £10,000
  • Maximum – £10,000

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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