Peterborough man given £389 court bill for failing to wear face covering in city takeaway
A Peterborough man has been given a £389 court bill after failing to wear a face covering when he visited a city takeaway.
Hiwa Zada (22) of Henry Street, Peterborough, visited the Rotana takeaway in Lincoln Road on October 14 last year when he did not wear a mask, in breach of COVID regulations.
He appeared at Peterborough Magistrates' Court last month, where he pleaded guilty to the charge.
He was fined £250, and ordered to pay costs of £105 and a victim surcharge of £34. The surcharge money goes to a pot to help all victims of crime.
Face coverings are largely intended to protect others, not the wearer, against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of virus that causes coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Full guidance on the law regarding wearing a face covering is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own