Disease Control: Coronavirus

Home Office written question – answered on 8th April 2020.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce further penalties for those who do not comply with the rules surrounding the restriction of movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Emergency Bill will allow police officers to support and enforce the public health measures in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This includes powers to detain and place individuals in appropriate isolation facilities, if necessary. The situation will be monitored carefully and further proportionate measures may be taken to support compliance in order to protect public health.

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