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Disease Control: Coronavirus

Question for Home Office

UIN HL2977, tabled on 25 March 2020

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.

Answered on

8 April 2020

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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