CMO doesn’t think there should be fines for refusing to self-isolate

The Chief Medical Officer doesn't think people should be fined if they refuse to self-isolate despite Covid 19 guidelines.

Health officials are concerned that some people with symptoms, those who've tested positive or are waiting on a test result aren't restricting their movements.

Some countries have made it a legal requirement - with fines for people who don't follow the advice.

But Dr Tony Holohan doesn't think penalties would be an effective tool here: