Holidaymaker fined £1,000 for failing to quarantine after Ibiza trip

A man has been fined £1,000 for failing to quarantine after returning from a holiday in Ibiza.
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The 23-year-old, from Bolton, returned from the Spanish Island on Thursday, August 20, and travellers arriving back to the UK should quarantine for 14 days under government rules.

However Greater Manchester Police (GMP said they had received reports that the man had failed to respond to self-isolation requirements.

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The force said the man had left his home on numerous occassions as well as holding a house party where a number of people attended.

The man had returned from IbizaThe man had returned from Ibiza
The man had returned from Ibiza

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 GMP 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.

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"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."