Four fined £200 each for HOT TUB garden party in Covid lockdown breach

Four fined £200 each for HOT TUB garden party in Covid lockdown breach

February 26, 2021

FOUR lockdown flouters have fined £200 each after being caught at a hot tub garden party.

The revellers were enjoying a soak at a birthday bash in Nottingham when cops showed up.

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They were each slapped with a £200 fine or breaking Covid laws after the brazen breach on Saturday night.

Nottingham Police said the group were "celebrating a birthday and enjoying the use of a hot tub in the back garden" when they bust in.

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The force added: "Although we have recently had government advice in relation to the roadmap out of the current coronavirus pandemic, all current restrictions and legislation remain in place for the short-term.

"There is light at the end of the tunnel and we need to pull together as a community, remain patient and abide by the restrictions in place."

The breach comes just weeks after a group hosting a hot tub party in a back garden told cops they “didn’t know there was a pandemic”.

The Covidiots made the bizarre claim after they were caught by officers in Gosport, Hants.

It comes as cops pledged to crack down on Brits hosting illegal gatherings during lockdown. 

Last month, Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that anyone caught going to a party of more than 15 people would be whacked with an £800 fine.

This will double each time a person breaks the rules to a maximum of £6,400.

Under current lockdown rules, Brits can only meet one person from another household outdoors for exercise. 

Meanwhile, Brits who organise a large gathering of over 30 people can be slapped with a £10,000 fine.

Anyone attending a smaller gathering of less than fifteen people will also receive a £200 fine.

Lockdown will begin easing from next month with the hope Britain will be back to normal by June.

Brits will be able to meet friends and family outdoors by the end of next month but will not be able to enter each other's homes until May.

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