Brits set to face £10,000 fines under strict new Covid laws

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Brits are set to face £10,000 fines under strict new Covid laws if they fake test results or covid passes.

The government in the UK is fighting to keep the omicron variant at bay. The number of cases is growing rapidly and one person has already died in the UK from this variant. New rules are set to come into place which makes it an offence to fiddle a Covid pass or a COVID test.

It is expected that the fines for faking a Covid vaccine pass or presenting a dodgy test result could hit £10,000.


According to reports of fines will start at £1,000 and grow rapidly to £10,000 for repeat offences.

Fixed penalty notices will soon be issued for breaches of the Health Protection ( Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) Regulations 2021. Fines will be given for providing “false evidence of Covid status to another person.”

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson commented on the omicron variant. He said: “Sadly yes Omicron is producing hospitalisations and sadly at least one patient has been confirmed to have died with Omicron.

“So I think the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, I think that’s something we need to set on one side and just recognise the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population. So the best thing we can do is all get our boosters.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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