UK Covid live: Fines for lockdown breaches ‘should be reviewed’ as one in four adults fully vaccinated

Leah Sinclair
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<p>One in four adults in the UK have now been fully vaccinated</p> (REUTERS)

One in four adults in the UK have now been fully vaccinated

(REUTERS)

A group of MPs and peers have called for a review of all coronavirus fines as one in four UK adults are fully vaccinated.

The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) said the system “criminalises the poor over the better-off” and no Covid-19 fine should result in a criminal record.

“Significant concerns” about the validity of the fines, the inadequacy of the review and appeal process, the size of the penalties and the criminalisation of those who cannot afford to pay, were set out in a report.

It came as the Covid-19 vaccination programme hit the milestone of delivering second jabs to a quarter of the adult population.