Three students who were supposed to be self-isolating at the University of East Anglia, Norwich were fined £10,000 each for hosting a party on Saturday night.
According to the BBC the trio were meant to be in self-isolation at the universities residential house on Bowthorpe Road, which had almost 100 students attend the party.
A spokesperson for Norfolk Constabulary said, “Officers dispersed the gathering and three occupants at the address, a 19-year-old woman and two 20-year-old women, were issued with the fixed penalty notice for contravening the ban on being involved in holding a gathering of more than 30 people.
“As a police force, we fully appreciate how difficult the past six months have been for the county and we are pleased that the vast of majority of people have played and continue to play their part, following the guidance and legislation helping to protect Norfolk and prevent the spread of Covid-19. Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news live
“However, the infection rate is now rising rapidly across the country and we must carry on working together to keep everyone safe.
“Our focus will remain on our use of the 4Es – engaging, explaining, encouraging and then enforcing when required.
“We all have a role to play in keeping our county safe and yesterday’s gathering was a blatant breach of the Health Protection Regulations.
“We will all have a role to play in keeping our county safe going forward and we won’t hesitate to take action if needed as yesterday demonstrated.”
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