Bank customers at HSBC have been warned they will have their accounts withdrawn if they refuse to wear a face mask.
The high street giant has said people who break the coronavirus regulations on their premises could have their accounts withdrawn.
A spokesman said face masks are mandatory in all branches in line with the government lockdown guidelines as another 1,243 died from Covid on Tuesday.
Jackie Uhi, head of branch network for HSBC UK, said: "Our branch colleagues are key workers, continuing go to to work in our branches every day so that customers who need them can access essential financial services.
"Sadly, some people are failing to protect themselves, our branch colleagues and other customers by refusing to wear a face covering inside our branches or observe social distancing.
"Our colleagues deserve respect and should not have to face violent or abusive behaviour. Consider whether you need to visit the branch or could manage your banking from the safety of your home via our digital channels.
"If you do visit us, please wear a face covering and maintain a safe distance from others. If individuals put themselves or our colleagues at risk, without a medical exemption, we reserve the right to withdraw their account."
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The Post Office also said in turn that customers must obey the law, but warned it will not be enforcing measures.
A spokesman said: "Postmasters that they can ask a customer who is not wearing a face mask if they are medically exempt, but the customer is not required to provide medical proof if they do not have it with them when they visit a branch," a spokesman said.
"Post Office will implement any updated guidance issued by the UK Government or Devolved Governments. At this stage, Post Office has not advised Postmasters to refuse entry to any customer that does not have a face mask."
It comes as the UK recorded its second deadliest day since the pandemic began last March.
The major British supermarkets are now saying they will ban shoppers who refuse to wear face masks in stores.
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