Newark and Sherwood: People breaching coronavirus lockdown rules to receive fines of up to £6,400
People could be fined £200 or more if caught breaching the national lockdown rules.
One could be issued with a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the their first offence and £400 for a second.
The fine is then doubled for each further offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
The government website says: "You must not leave or be outside of your home except where you have a 'reasonable excuse'. This will be put in law.
"The police can take action against you if you leave home without a 'reasonable excuse', and issue you with a fine (fixed penalty notice)."
Under the third national lockdown, people are only allowed to leave their homes for a limited number of reasons.
These are called 'reasonable excuses'; which include work if it cannot be carried out at home, volunteering, education, childcare, to go food shopping (you may also do this on behalf of a vulnerable person or someone self-isolating), medical reasons, see your support bubble, in an emergency or to take exercise once per day.
The restrictions are due to last until at least mid-February.