The penalty for repeatedly refusing to wear a face mask where required could reach thousands in a crackdown amid easing lockdown rules.
People in England will be required by law to wear a face masks in shops, supermarkets and other enclosed public spaces from today.
The Health Secretary has kept the option open for a winter coronavirus lockdown in the case of a new spike in infections.
People in England will be required to wear face coverings in shops as of next Friday in the latest move to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Boris Johnson has urged the public to wear face masks in shops with an announcement due soon over whether it will be made compulsory.