Brackenbury client’s article in Reports Legal titled ‘Coronavirus Quarantine and Self-Isolation: What If I Don’t?’ explores the real risks of breaching the government quarantine regulations.
For a set of rules that affects so many people in such serious ways, the regulations on quarantine on return from international travel and self-isolation, due to a particular risk of passing on coronavirus, are surprisingly difficult to access and understand. A particular issue is the penalties for breaching those regulations, and the potential other impacts on those who don’t comply.
The government itself has played some part in creating potential confusion when Health Secretary Matt Hancock referred to possible sentences of up to 10 years in prison for cheating quarantine rules. His office later clarified that this was meant to refer to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981, which would apply if someone forged a document, such as a negative test, rather than a general breach of the regulations.
In an article published in Reports Legal, Brackenbury’s client explores the real risks of breaching the government regulations. You can read the full version on their website.