UPDATE: How much will you be fined for breaching Austria’s coronavirus measures?

UPDATE: How much will you be fined for breaching Austria's coronavirus measures?
A man walks past a mannequin decorated with face masks, on display at an upholstery shop in Vienna. Photo: JOE KLAMAR / AFP
From not keeping your distance to failing to wear your mask properly, what are the fines for breaching Austria's new coronavirus measures?

While some measures – such as the no private gathering rules – are not being enforced by police controls, others have been made subject to fines. 

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What are the fines? 

Failing to keep a distance of one metre attracts a fine of €100, Kurier reports

Failing to wear a mask – or wearing one which does not properly cover the mouth and nose – could attract a fine of €50 euros. 

Anyone who ignores quarantine orders under the Epidemics Act will be required to pay €150. 

Failing to comply with the government’s 8pm to 6am curfew will also attract a fine of €150. 

Failing to keep distance in carpools or taxis will attract a fine of €100. 

Known informally as the ‘two-person rule', the measure prevents more than two people sitting next to each other in a car – unless they come from the same household.

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A fine of €300 will be levied on event organisers or business owners who exceed the maximum number of people in their venues. 

Repeat offenders can be fined up to €500. 

Anyone who violates quarantine can be fined up to €1,450, while jail terms are also possible. 

READ: Man handed seven month jail sentence for travelling despite quarantine 

Finally, while people under the age of 18 can also be fined, the fines levied are half of the amounts listed above. 

 


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