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‘Irresponsible’ house party goers to be fined £800

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22/01/2021
People who attend house parties will be fined £800 from next week, under plans laid out by the government.

Home secretary Priti Patel announced an £800 fine will be introduced next week for those attending house parties.

The fine will double for each repeat offence up to a maximum level of £6,400, and will apply to those who attend illegal gatherings of more than 15 people in homes.

Patel said: “The science is clear: such irresponsible behaviour poses a significant threat to public – not only to those in attendance, but also to the wonderful police officers who attend to shut down these events.

“From the outset, we have given the police the necessary powers to enforce the rules, which are in place to stop the spread of the virus.

“As this latest measure demonstrates, we will not stand by while a small number of individuals put others at risk.”

It comes as the home secretary revealed 4.9 million people had been vaccinated across the UK, though of those who have tested positive for coronavirus, more than 94,500 people have died.

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