Ms Patel said the devolved administrations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would be laying their own regulations to set out their enforcement approaches.
She said: ”We trust the British people – and our visitors – to play their part, to act responsibly and follow the rules to control the spread of coronavirus.
“But we will not allow a reckless minority to put our recovery at risk – so there will be penalties and enforcement for those who break them.
Anyone who breaches the quarantine rules without a reasonable excuse, “wilfully obstructs” anyone carrying out their job or “intentionally or recklessly provides false or misleading passenger information” is committing an offence.
Those who flout the rules could be fined or prosecuted, the Home Secretary noted.
Fixed-penalty notices for breaches deemed “information” offences start at £100, with the number doubling each time to a maximum of £3,200 for the sixth incident and could be issued by immigration officers as well as police.
For wilfully obstructing someone’s work to enforce the rules, the fine is £1,000.
Published at Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:28:00 +0000