£200 fines for people who refuse to use a disguise in shops

People who refuse to use confront masks in shops and on public transport will be fined £200.

chief Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that disguise rules will be tightened from 4am on Tuesday.

It will be compulsory to use a confront disguise in shops and on buses and trains for the first time since July.

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The Government is trying to act to combat the spread of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus after three situations were found in the UK.

A Government statement said: “From 4am Tuesday 30 November confront coverings will be compulsory in shops and other settings such as edges, post offices and hairdressers, in addition as on public transport unless individuals are exempt from doing so.

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“This update adds to the measures rapidly implemented earlier this week to prevent the spread of the new variant including travel restrictions and meaning all close contacts of anyone who has tested positive for the Omicron variant are required to isolate for 10 days in spite of of whether they have been vaccinated.”

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Secondary school pupils will also have to use masks in communal areas from Monday.

The Telegraph is reporting that the fines people could confront are the same as past lockdowns – £200 for a first offence which falls to £100 if paid within 14 days.

Those who repeatedly refuse could confront fines running into thousands of pounds.

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