Lady Fined N3.5m After Breaking Self-isolation Protocol By Visiting Restaurants And Going Shopping And Then Posting Photos On Instagram

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Carys Ann Ingram, 22, visited restaurants and went shopping when she was supposed to be in quarantine, Jersey’s magistrate’s court heard.

She was seen in Jersey, visiting heritage site First Tower and then at El Tico restaurant in St Ouen's Bay with the latter breach being uncovered when she posted pictures of herself on social media.

Ingram flew into Jersey on a flight from Manchester on October 12.

Three days after arriving from the city, which at the time was an amber zone, she was caught shopping in St Helier in her first breach.

She should have been in isolation at home until she had received a second negative test, which was due to be taken on day five.

It was later found that someone sitting near her on the flight had tested positive, and so she was contacted and told she must self-isolate and would have to undergo a further test eight days after her arrival.

The authorities made a number of attempts to contact her at her home address but they got no answer.

Ingram, of Salford, who was in Jersey visiting family, was finally reached by phone by the Contact Tracing Team and subsequently arrested.

She pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching self-isolation regulations and was fined a total of £6,600.



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