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The prime minister says the new tier system set to replace lockdown next month is an “escape route” from even tougher restrictions, reports the Daily Express.Read more on this story here.

Tougher coronavirus restrictions impacting tens of millions of people throughout January are needed to avoid yet another national lockdown. The Times reports on that warning by Boris Johnson.Read more here.

“34 million worse off than before lockdown,” reads the headline on the The Daily Telegraph, referring to the newly revealed tier system. Read more on this story here.

It will be a harsh winter this year as lockdown is replaced with tighter tiers – but a potential vaccine could bring hope to the country by spring, the Daily Mirror reports. 

Boris Johnson is to announce the return of Christmas shopping, gyms and outdoor sport across England as the government prepares to lift lockdown, says The Times.

The Metro leads with news that Christmas lockdown rules are set to be eased to allow some families to mix during the festive season. 

The Daily Mail quotes Public Health England’s warning that every day of eased lockdown restrictions over Christmas will need five days of tougher rules the following month.

The Daily Telegraph says that a lockdown could be imposed over the Christmas period. after the health secretary said it was “too early to know” what effect it was having on coronavirus cases.

The Daily Star describes Downing Street adviser Dominic Cummings as a “weirdo blamed for destroying lockdown” after he was asked to leave his post for good.

Government scientists say coronavirus restrictions will need to stay in place in England even after lockdown as the tiered system will not be enough, The Independent writes. You can read more on this here.

The government has been forced to reissue key charts used to justify a second lockdown after admitting projected fatalities were overstated, The Daily Telegraph reports.

The Daily Mirror reports on chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty’s optimism about a possible end to lockdown and a vaccine coming – hopefully, both before Christmas.Read more on this story here.

In The Times, the top story is Michael Gove’s warning that the national lockdown starting in England on Thursday could be extended. More on that story here.

The Daily Star reports on long queues at IKEA and panic-buying in supermarkets after the prime minister announced the new national lockdown for England on Saturday.

The Daily Telegraph looks ahead to Monday’s House of Commons appearance by Boris Johnson, saying the prime minister will tell MPs the national lockdown in England may have to be extended. 

The i says the key to any possible extension of the national lockdown in England is the impact it has on the infection rate.  

The Metro reports on Michael Gove’s warning that the national lockdown starting in England on Thursday could be extended. More on that story here.

The Observer leads with the prime minister’s announcement of a new national lockdown in England, describing it as “an extraordinary U-turn”.

Some of tomorrow’s papers are reporting on a strong possibility of another national lockdown. The Guardian reports that such a move ‘could save Christmas’.

The Times’ headline is that a ‘national lockdown looms,’ suggesting we could soon follow in the footsteps of several European neighbours and implement strict restrictions.