A holidaymaker was hit with a £200 fine after he failed to self-isolate on his return to Stoke-on-Trent.
The 35-year-old man – who has not been named – had been on a trip to Poland which is subject to Covid-19 quarantine rules.
But he continued to go about his daily business when he arrived back in the Potteries in breach of the regulations.
Staffordshire Police issued him with a £200 fixed penalty notice which will be reduced to £100 if paid within 14 days.
The man was among a number of rule-breakers to be hit in the pocket after the force received 483 reports of lockdown breaches over the last week – including house parties and gatherings.
Others to be fined included the mother of a 17-year-old who was seen throwing a firework on a main road and was with a group of people who were not from his household.
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Superintendent Tom Chisholm, head of neighbourhood policing for Staffordshire Police, said: “We know the majority of people in Staffordshire have done their best to follow the regulations in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
“However, the virus is spreading rapidly in Staffordshire and in particular hospital admission are increasing dramatically which is putting huge pressure on healthcare services.
“To the minority who sadly do not accept the rules and mistakenly believe they do not apply to them, be prepared to face higher levels of enforcement.
“We are stepping up patrols, using robust enforcement consistently and working closely with partners to ensure a high level of adherence to these new restrictions to control the virus.”