A 23-year-old man from Bolton has been fined £1,000 after failing to respond to self-isolation requirements when he returned from a holiday in Ibiza on Thursday 20 August 2020.
GMP received reports that since returning from Spain, one of the countries the government has imposed a 14-day quarantine regulation on for travellers arriving back to the UK, the man had left his home on numerous occasions as well as holding a house party where a number of people attended.
After it was reported that the male had been in breach of regulations, he was stopped a few days later by a GMP officer. Officers then issued him a fixed penalty notice of £1,000.
Chief Inspector Nicola Williams of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Due to the rise in cases in Bolton the area has been put in to further lockdown regulations. This shows the importance of following the regulations and quarantining on return to the UK is just one of the areas people can help stop the spread.
“The actions of this man were completely irresponsible, not only was he leaving the house while he should been self-isolating, he also held a house party, which breached further regulations and subsequently put others at risk.
“We must all continue to play our part in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and our action towards this individual should serve as a stark warning to any others who believe that they can blatantly ignore COVID-19 regulations without consequence.”