New guidance published last night said coverings will be needed in estate agents, loan providers, as well as auction houses.
They will also be needed in personal care, beauty salons, tattoo parlours, and takeaways, along with taxis, private hire vehicles and driving instruction cars or vans.
The rules, which came into force at 4am this morning will be reviewed in three weeks. Non-compliance will be punishable with a fine of £200 for a first offence, which will double on each subsequent offence up to a maximum of £6,400.
The Government has introduced the new measures in a bid to help prevent the spread of the omicron variant of Covid-19.
Prime minister Boris Johnson described the new measures as “proportionate and responsible and will buy us time in the face of this new variant”.