Two people have been handed fines by an Oxford court for failing to wear a face covering in a public place.

The fines were handed down by Oxford Magistrates’ Court as the two people did not wear a mask in a relevant place in England when required.

On August 20 2021, David Whitham, of Dettori Mews in Sheffield, appeared in Oxford Magistrates’ Court.

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The court found Whitham failed to wear a face covering, without a reasonable excuse, at Wolvercote Roundabout BP Services on May 11.

The 35-year old was fined £1,760, made to pay a victim surcharge of £120 and costs of £85.

On November 12 2021, Shehryar Butt, of Devon Way in Banbury, was also fined for failing to wear a mask when required.

The court found that on June 26 Butt entered or remained within Britannia Kebab House without wearing a mask.

36-year old Butt was fined £1,760, made to pay a victim surcharge of £176 and costs of £90.

Currently, the law in England requires that people wear face coverings in certain indoor settings, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse which means you do not have to wear one.

These places include shops, public transport and visitor attractions and entertainment venues.


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