Responding to Robert Jenrick's announcement at today's press conference that restrictions on estate agents have been lifted in England, Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron said:
"Recent announcements about easing lockdown have created more confusion than clarity and today's is no exception.
"The reopening of the housing market will leave millions wondering why they can view houses but aren't able to visit loved ones at home. This could also put potentially vulnerable tenants at risk.
"The Liberal Democrats have been clear the Government must publish the scientific guidance behind relaxing lockdown, otherwise they will completely lose the trust of the public.
"We must test, trace and isolate to keep people safe. That is the only way to ease out of lockdown whilst minimising risk of transmission of COVID-19. Without this, any measures to relax lockdown are premature."