Face masks are legally required in estate and letting agents from today according to new government guidance released overnight.
The guidance makes explicit reference to estate and letting agents, solicitors, and auction houses.
The rules formally came into force at 4am this morning and will be reviewed in three weeks’ time.
Those refusing to comply will face a fine of £200 for a first offence, doubling on each subsequent offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
“Wearing a face covering can reduce the risk to others and yourself against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of the virus that causes coronavirus infection (COVID-19)” says the guidance, which you can see here.