Employment Law Bulletin – COVID-19 New Coronavirus Regulations now in force

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force in England at midnight.

The Regulations confirm and set out the rules regarding mandatory periods of self-isolation following the rollout of the NHS contact tracing app.

The Regulations also increase the level of fines for failing to comply with the self-isolation rules to as much as £10,000 for repeat offences or serious breaches.