22-year-old fined £6,600 for breaching self-isolation rules in Jersey

Carys Ingram travelled from Manchester to visit family but failed to follow self-isolation requirements. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A 22-year-old woman, who lives in Salford, has been fined £6,600 for breaching self-isolation laws in Jersey. Carys Ingram travelled from Manchester to visit family but failed to follow the self-isolation requirement for an amber region, which Manchester was at the time.

She was later contacted and told to self-isolate after a person on her flight tested positive.

During this time, she was seen shopping, at a restaurant and another location.

Ingram was fined £600 for the first breach and £6,000 for the subsequent three.

If she does not pay the fine, Ingram is subject to 24 weeks imprisonment.

It is regrettable that someone should endanger the health of other islanders after being informed of the need to self-isolate. This fine demonstrates that we will pursue prosecution for those found flouting the law. Anyone identified as a direct contact of a COVID positive person must understand the importance of following public health advice and abiding by the law.

Caroline Maffia, the Strategic Lead for Contact Tracing, Monitoring and Enforcement