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What did Priti Patel say at Thursday’s COVID Press Conference?

COVID-19 GOVERNMENT PRESS CONFERENCE SUMMARY – 21.01.2021

WHO WAS ON TODAY’S PANEL?

Priti Patel (Home Secretary), Martin Hewitt (Chair of the National Police Chief’s Council), and Dr Vin Diwakar (NHS Medical Director for London).

UPDATE ON COVID-19 CASES

1,290 deaths since yesterday

UPDATE ON VACCINATION ROLLOUT

200 jabs are being administered per minute and as of today 4,973,248 people have been vaccinated across the UK.

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POINTS RAISED BY THE PANEL:

Between August 2020 and January 2021, police in England have issued 250 fines to people organising large gatherings of more than 30 people.

Starting next week, the police will be able to issue a first fine of £800 to anyone attending a house party of more than 15 people.

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The fine will double for each infringement, up to a maximum of £6,400.

More information on stats and rules can be found on the government website here.

A gentle reminder of numbers to contact if you are struggling or in danger:

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