From today (24th July) it's now mandatory to wear face coverings in shops or when collecting takeaway food and drink in England.
The outcry when this was announced last week was huge on social media. People saying it's far too late, as a lot of countries wore masks from the start, upset that things have gone from starting to go back to normal into another big change.
It's a lot to get used to. Despite many just saying we should get on with it. Everyone can agree masks aren't pleasant to wear that's for sure, and I can't help but think this will be the final nail in the high street's coffin.
Shopping will become even less comfortable (it's already not great with queues, plastic shields in place and cleaning your trolley etc.) So I predict less people will spend unless it's a necessity.
Which would be unfortunate as the government document about bringing in masks clearly stated it was to benefit shops so people felt safer to go into them.
There's also been a number of big brands that have said they won't be enforcing masks. Sainsbury's and Coop are two of them.
There are exemptions if you're under 11, have breathing difficulties or a disability. Imagine trying to lipread if you're deaf... And please don't put them on young children as it's dangerous.
But perhaps the masks are here to try and lessen the impact of the winter and the usual flu plus the predicted resurgence of Covid-19. If we're used to it now more people will be doing it by then.
Or perhaps the government paid a lot of money to companies that make masks and they are now trying to help them sell them all.
Whatever your view, are you going to be wearing a mask to the shops this weekend? Personally I've moved all my shopping online.