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Metro says chancellor Rishi Sunak will extend the furlough scheme for millions of workers until October – to avoid catastrophic job losses after Britain leaves lockdown in June.

The Daily Mail reports Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use his Budget next week to create a “post-lockdown boom” with the stamp duty holiday extended, VAT slashed for hospitality and the 5p fuel duty hike axed. 

The i reports that a rise in COVID rule-breaking has prompted officials to launch a new campaign encouraging people to “stay at home” as lockdown fatigue kicks in.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has told her country there are hopes to move out of lockdown by April – but her announcement was overshadowed by continued furore over her handling of complaints against predecessor...

The Daily Mirror is looking forward to the “best days of our lives” as it was revealed the last lockdown restrictions could be lifted as early as 21 June. 

England is set to return to something close to normal life in June under the prime minister’s plans for releasing lockdown, according to The Independent. 

The Financial Times leads on Boris Johnson’s insistence there is an “end in sight” to harsh coronavirus restrictions despite the government’s “cautious” approach to lockdown easing. 

The i leads on the return of the rule of six in March, which is set to be announced by Boris Johnson on Monday when he reveals England’s roadmap out of lockdown. Get all the key...

Six friends – or two households – will be allowed to meet outside from Easter as the government takes a more cautious approach to lockdown easing, writes The Guardian. All the details can be found here.

The Daily Express says England’s lockdown will be eased cautiously, with reuniting families and the reopening of schools at the top of the priority list. Sky’s political correspondent Sam Coates says plenty will be disappointed by...

Also leading on Boris Johnson’s expected announcement on lockdown easing, The Independent says families will be able to meet in each other’s gardens by 29 March.You can read our story on the plan here.

Government guidance telling people to “stay at home” and in their local areas will be scrapped on 29 March, according to The Daily Telegraph. The first details of the route out of lockdown are detailed here.

On Monday, Boris Johnson is set to outline the four tests of when and if parts of the economy can restart as lockdown eases, according to The Times. Sky News has taken a look at how...

Boris Johnson will be using four tests to determine England’s easing of lockdown which will be revealed on Monday, writes Metro. Sky News has taken a look at how these tests might be passed.

The government’s chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty has objected to the prime minister’s plans to ease lockdown in the coming weeks, according to reports in The Guardian.

Two households will be allowed to meet outside by Easter and care home residents will be allowed visitors within weeks of the prime minister’s “roadmap out of lockdown” announcement on Monday, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The i reports that the prime minister is planning to let people in England meet up with a friend or family member outdoors – and not just for exercise – as part of the roadmap...

Vaccine data is showing a path out of lockdowns, according to The Daily Telegraph, which adds that “real world” figures show the jabs cut coronavirus infections by two-thirds. 

The Daily Mail leads on its calls for lockdown to be eased sooner rather than later, amid claims some hospitality venues may not reopen until July.”Light the touch paper, Boris… and set the nation free!”...

The Daily Mirror leads on the prime minister’s claims that lockdown will be eased “in stages” and “with caution”. You can read the latest on restrictions being eased here.

Boris Johnson has said our emergence from the current coronavirus lockdown will be “cautious but irreversible”, Metro reports.Read more here.

A group of Conservative MPs have demanded that all coronavirus restrictions are lifted by May – and the Sunday Express reports that the COVID Recovery Group want the prime minister to promise this will be...