Melanie Sykes has apparently flouted strict COVID-19 rules by traveling to Italy to see her toyboy lover and not quarantining her when she returns to London.
Melanie, 50, was pictured in Venice visiting gondolier Riccardo Simionato, 23, pictured petting him all over the place in very public displays of affection.
She was seen with the Italian on November 21, before returning home to the UK and parading in London on November 24.
What pandemic? Melanie Sykes has apparently flouted strict COVID-19 rules by traveling to Italy to see her toyboy lover and not quarantining her return to London
Melanie shared photos of herself at the May Fair Hotel, inside on a bed, and strutting down the street.
The presenter claimed to be filming in this posh venue, thanking her makeup artist and clothing brand Reiss for her look.
Later, she posted evening snaps of her views of Venice from the previous week, captioning: “Hello everyone, I’ve been busy all day, but just wanted to say goodnight and share some great photos of Venice from a week ago.
“These photos were taken on the roof of T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi! “
PDA-OMG! Melanie, 50, was pictured in Venice visiting gondolier Riccardo Simionato, 23, pictured petting him all over the place in very public displays of affection
Cheeky! She was seen with the Italian on November 21, before returning home to the UK and parading in London on November 24.
A wise disciple responded to him in the comments, asking, “If you were there a week ago, how come you don’t isolate yourself? “
According to government protocols, this is against the rules – and Melanie is eligible for a £ 1,000 fine.
It is understood that she was filming for ITN at the hotel. MailOnline has reached out to its rep – as well as ITN and the May Fair – for comment.
With England in its final week of a second lockdown, only essential travel is allowed and citizens are urged to stay at home.
Four days apart: Mélanie kissed her lover in Italy, then shared photos of herself at the May Fair Hotel, strutting down the street, days later
Shrewd: She later posted a few evening shots of her sights on Venice from the week before with a follower asking, “If you were there a week ago, how come you weren’t isolating yourself?” “
Those who have to travel = including UK nationals – must then self-isolate for a strict period of 14 days.
Exceptions are only made for those traveling from the Common Travel Area – Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands or Isle of Man – or countries located in travel lanes with the UK.
Italy was removed from the list of travel corridors on October 18 – and that status remains.
People in quarantine are not allowed to use taxis or public transport, to get to work or use public spaces, to welcome visitors to their homes [unless for essential support] or go buy supplies unless it is crucial.
In a comment provided to The Sun, Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen said: “This is a blatant disregard for the rules and a complete disrespect for the well-being of others. “
It’s more! Melanie and the gondolier, who is 27 years younger, first experienced a six-day love affair in Venice in October, after paying him £ 72 for a half-hour gondola ride.
With COVID-19 expert Dr Bharat Pankhania adding: “Northern Italy has been hit hard and that’s why we have these rules. “
According to the transport ministry, the only travelers exempt from restrictions are those who must travel to work once a week and hold a subscription. Guess Melanie doesn’t.
Melanie and the gondolier, who is 27 years younger, first had a six-day romance in Venice in October, after paying him £ 72 for a half-hour gondola ride.
She shared a glimpse of her romantic getaway with Riccardo on Instagram last week, with the couple recently enjoying a day at Lake Garda.
Twice divorced Mel, who has sons aged 18 and 16, looks much younger than her age. As the valiant gondolier, who refused to discuss their appearance, noted himself: “Beauty is relative.
Have fun in the sun! She shared a glimpse of her romantic getaway with Riccardo on Instagram last week, with the couple recently enjoying a day at Lake Garda
The Manchester-born star was in Venice for a mini-break with a friend and first posted a photo of herself getting banged along a canal while forcing Riccardo the week before the romance reveal.
When asked if he prefers English women, Riccardo, who still lives with his parents, replied: “Every person is different, nationality doesn’t matter. Its true no?
But he growled when asked if he was planning to see Mel again.
For her part, Mel posted a tantalizing photo on social media of the famous Rialto Bridge with the caption: “Ciao for now”.
After the breakdown of her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone, Mel embarked on a whirlwind romance with Jack Cockings, a roofer, whom she met on Twitter at the age of 28 at the time, he was 16 years his junior.
They married in 2013, but she filed for divorce after only seven months of marriage, later admitting that she had married “the wrong person”
She was then briefly linked with singer Olly Murs, 14 her junior, and German golfer Martin Kaymer, who is 15 years younger, before dating comedian Steve Coogan, 55, for six months last year. .
COVID-19: Self-isolation rules while traveling in the UK
When you arrive in the UK, you must go directly to where you are staying and not leave until 14 days after your last stay in a non-exempt country, territory or island. This is called “self-insulating”.
The 14-day period begins on the day following your departure from a non-exempt country, territory or island. A non-exempt country, territory or island is a country, territory or island that is not on the list of travel corridors.
Indeed, it can take up to 14 days for symptoms of the coronavirus to appear. If you are traveling to the UK for less than 14 days, you will need to self-isolate for the duration of your stay, but you can proceed directly to your place of departure.
You may not have to self-isolate for 14 days if you are arriving from a country, territory or island on the list of travel corridors. You should check the list before traveling.
You will need to self-isolate if you have visited or made a transit stop in a country, territory or island that is not on the list of travel corridors in the 14 days prior to your arrival in the UK. The length of time you need to isolate yourself will depend on when you visited or made a transit stopover in a non-exempt country, territory or island.
Before traveling to the UK from anywhere outside the Common Travel Area, you must provide your trip, contact details and the address you will be isolating yourself at. You can complete the public health passenger tracking form 48 hours before your arrival. You may need to present these details when you arrive in England.
You may be refused permission to enter the UK (if you are not a UK citizen), or be fined if you do not provide your details or isolate yourself when in you need.
In England, if you do not self-isolate, you may receive a flat penalty notice of £ 1,000 for a first offense, increasing to £ 2,000 for any second offense. Further recidivism will result in penalties of £ 4,000 and then £ 10,000 for each recidivism.
If you do not provide an accurate passenger trace form – or do not update your passenger trace form in the limited permitted circumstances where you need to move from the accommodation where you are isolating to another location to continue to isolate yourself – you can be fined up to £ 3,200.