The Government has confirmed that moving home and buying and selling property are essential activities that can continue during lockdown, according to the Telegraph. The news came as Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third lockdown. As during the second lockdown in November, property viewings for sales and rentals and transactions can continue, while home moves can go ahead. However, all parties must comply with Government guidelines. These include maintaining a two-metre distance, regular handwashing, conducting first-time viewings virtually, wearing face coverings, asking sellers to vacate properties during viewings, and a ban on open houses.
The Daily Telegraph (05/01/2021)