Borough Council of Wellingborough

Coronavirus advice

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either: a high temperature and/or a new continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111.

For more information about when to call 111 and advice about staying at home

Smokefree England

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

The regulations specify the penalties and discounted amounts for the smokefree offences created within the Health Act 2006.

The maximum fine on conviction for an offence relating to the display of no smoking signs as set out in section 6 of the Health Act 2006 is level 3 on the standard scale (currently £1000). Where the fixed penalty procedure is used for an alleged offence relating to the display of no smoking signs, the fixed penalty is £200 or a discounted amount of £150 if the penalty is paid within 15 days from when the notice is issued.

The maximum fine on conviction for an offence of smoking in a smokefree place as set out in section 7 of the Health Act 2006 is level 1 on the standard scale (currently £200). Where the fixed penalty procedure is used for an alleged offence of smoking in a smokefree place, the fixed penalty is £50 and a discounted amount of £30 if the penalty is paid within 15 days from when the notice is issued.

Section 8 of the Health Act 2006 places a legal duty on any person who controls or is concerned with the management of smokefree premises to cause a person there to stop smoking. The maximum fine on conviction for failing to prevent smoking in a smokefree place as set out in section 8 of the Health Act 2006 is level 4 on the standard scale (currently £2500). The Health Act 2006 does not provide for a fixed penalty notice to be given for this offence.