BRITS could be fined £10,000 for trying to fake a Covid pass or test result, according to the Government’s new laws.
A new regulation has made it an offence to make, adapt, supply or offer to supply “false evidence of Covid status to another person” which is known to be “false or misleading” .
Breaking the rules could land you a fixed penalty notice (FPN).
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) Regulations 2021 will also punish venues who do not comply with the rules or ignore improvement notices issued by councils.
It will be a £1,000 FPN in the first instance, reduced to £500 if paid within 14 days.
The fines double for the second and third offences (£2,000 and then £4,000), jumping to £10,000 for the fourth or any offences onwards.
Other Covid laws have also been updated, including scrapping self-isolation for those who have come into contact with a suspected Omicron case from 6am tomorrow.
A document setting out the laws published today reads: “These Regulations amend the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 to remove the distinction between close contacts of a known or suspected Omicron case and close contacts of all other positive cases.
“All close contacts, regardless of the variant, will no longer be required to self-isolate if they are: (a) a person who has received a complete course of the coronavirus vaccination, provided that the contact takes place more than 14 days after they have completed their course of vaccinations; (b) a person who is taking part in a vaccine trial, (c) a person who can provide evidence that for clinical reasons they should not be vaccinated, or (d) a child.”