Coronavirus UK news – Cops to be given details of Brits told to self-isolate by Covid Track and Trace scheme

POLICE will be given access to the details of Brits ordered to self-isolate by the government’s Test and Trace scheme.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHCS) said police forces will have access “on a case-by-case” basis to information, so they can monitor individuals who have been told to self-isolate.

People who fail to self-isolate “without reasonable justification” could have their name, address and contact details passed on to their local authority and then to the police.

“This may lead to enforcement action being taken against you, which could include you being fined,” the DHSC’s website said.

It comes as coronavirus deaths in the UK jumped by 150 on the deadliest day since June 3, and the third highest rise since the pandemic began. 

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