A document outlining new coronavirus lockdown rules suggests face coverings for enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible.
That advice had already been recommended by the governments in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
People are also allowed to meet one person from another household outside.
It comes as Boris Johnson announced on Sunday a “conditional plan” to begin lifting England’s coronavirus lockdown.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own powers over the lockdown and have not lifted measures to the same extent.
In an address to the House of Commons on Monday, Mr Johnson said the “roadmap” for lifting the lockdown would enable the country to “control” the disease if people continue to follow the rules.