'Staggeringly reckless' Nottinghamshire shopkeeper kept serving customers after positive Covid-19 test
A Nottinghamshire shopkeeper who kept on serving his customers despite knowing he had tested positive for Covid-19 has been fined by police.
The man was visited by officers shortly after 6pm on Wednesday after they received an anonymous tip-off.
The shopkeeper admitted receiving a positive test result earlier that same morning but remained at work and served customers throughout the rest of the day.
When questioned by officers why he had done this he stressed that he had been wearing a mask and gloves all day, and had other Covid security measures in place.
He was issued with a fixed penalty notice of £200 and instructed to close his shop. A notification was also made to the local authority.
Inspector Mark Dickson said: “If you receive a positive test result for coronavirus the instructions are every clear – you must immediately take steps to self-isolate. To remain at work in a place where contact with members of the public is guaranteed is staggeringly reckless.”