Woman fined £1,000 for bar visit after being told to self-isolate

A woman has been fined £1,000 after going to a bar minutes after being told to self-isolate.

She jumped in a taxi less than 25 minutes after being called by a Test and Trace team.

One of her contacts had tested positive for coronavirus.

The tracking system was able to confirm the woman had broken the lockdown rules.

She was given the penalty notice by police officers in Barrow, Cumbria.

Superintendent Carl Patrick said:

“This was a blatant breach and put all those this woman came into contact with at unnecessary risk.

“The Covid-19 virus continues to spread rapidly across our county.”



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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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