A man who went to work at a coffee shop instead of self-isolating after a trip abroad has been hit with a fine for breaching Covid-19 regulations.
He is among a number of people in Kent who have been issued with fixed penalty notices by police for not adhering to Government rules.
The man from Dartford was fined after failing to self-isolate upon his return to the UK following a trip to Turkey in November.
When police visited his home address, they found he had gone to work at a coffee shop.
On Sunday, a man in Darenth was also issued with a fixed penalty notice of £1,000 for taking bookings at his hotel without checking that people booking rooms were only doing so for essential reasons.
Further fines have been issued in the county over the past week.
Yesterday, police were called to a property in Lancaster Road, Canterbury, where a party was taking place.
Two women were issued with £200 fixed penalty notices after they admitted to hosting the event.
Elsewhere in the city last Tuesday, another woman was issued with a £200 fine after a separate party at a property in York Road.
Several police officers were reportedly assaulted on December 10, when dealing with a gathering in Gillingham
Four people were fined £200 each for gathering inside a property in Mill Road.
When police attended the flat to speak to those people involved, five officers reported being assaulted.
Three people were arrested and charged with assault of emergency workers.
Cayenne Abrahams, 22, Amier Abrahams, 25, and Kimley Abrahams, 41 have since been released on bail. They are due to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on February 23.
Assistant Chief Constable Claire Nix said: "This year has been far from normal and the threat of Covid-19 has not gone away.
"It is essential that we all continue to follow the rules to ensure we do not put ourselves or others at further risk of contracting a disease that has killed more than a million people worldwide.
"Kent remains in Tier 3, which means no household mixing is allowed either indoors or outside, pubs and restaurants must remain closed except for deliveries and takeaways, and people are advised against travelling into other regions. Exceptions will be allowed between December 23 and 27 when everyone will be able to form one Christmas bubble of up to three households.
"There will come a time when we will all be able to meet up with all our friends and family again and enjoy parties and other celebrations like we did before the pandemic.
"Until then Kent Police officers will not hesitate to take action against those who flagrantly break the rules and put other people’s lives at risk. It is also not accepted that officers should be assaulted when carrying out their duties and we will do everything within our power to ensure offenders are put before the courts.
"Officers will continue to police in a sensible, proportionate and fair manner, and ask that everyone continues to take personal responsibility for controlling the spread of the virus and protecting themselves and others from harm."