The housing market will remain open during the new lockdown in England.
Boris Johnson has announced a set of new national restrictions for England, similar to the March lockdown.
But unlike the first lockdown, the housing market is to remain open for business.
Government advice on home moving during the coronavirus remains unchanged. Consequently, people in England will be able to move and removal firms, tradespeople, and estate agents can still operate by going inside homes. Adherence to safety and social distancing remains crucial.
Government advice on moving home:
You can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless absolutely necessary.
Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.
Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.