Newspaper Round Up: 15th of August 2020

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Guardian
Several papers report on holidaymakers' scramble to return to the UK before the new quarantine measures come into effect on Saturday morning. The Guardian calls it an "exodus" as thousands of travellers battle "chaotic scenes" to make it back home. The paper says Downing Street had originally planned for the rules to come into force on Sunday, but brought it forward to 04:00 BST on Saturday following discussions with devolved administrations. It is understood, the paper says, that Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland pushed "very firmly" for an earlier deadline.
Daily Express
And Boris Johnson has said that the government is going "all out" to secure a coronavirus vaccine, saying he will do everything possible to back scientists, according to the Daily Express' front page. The lead image on the front of the paper - and The Daily Telegraph - is of the Princess Royal as she celebrates her 70th birthday.
Daily Mail
"Get out of France now… or you'll miss out on school," is the headline on the front page of the Daily Mail. The paper reports the "warning" for parents as the new quarantine rules mean that thousands of children could miss the start of the school year, with many classes returning on 2 September.
Daily Star
Meanwhile, "Scream cakes" is the headline on the front page of the Daily Star, which reports that hit Channel 4 show the Great British Bake Off is due to be filmed in a hotel that is "haunted".
Times
Schools in England will be able to appeal against A-level and GCSE grades for free, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has told The Times, after 40% of A-level results were downgraded from teachers' predictions. The government is facing mounting criticism over its handling of exams. Mr Williamson said that, by covering the fees, head teachers would not be deterred from making appeals. The move will cost between £8m and £15m and should help to avoid "shocking injustices", he added.
Daily Telegraph
And Boris Johnson has said that the government is going "all out" to secure a coronavirus vaccine, saying he will do everything possible to back scientists, according to the Daily Express' front page. The lead image on the front of the paper - and The Daily Telegraph - is of the Princess Royal as she celebrates her 70th birthday.
i
A picture of people standing in long queues at an airport leads the front page of the i weekend newspaper. "British tourists flee France" as flights sell out in minutes, trains are packed and extra ferry services are introduced, the paper adds. Some 160,000 holidaymakers see their plans thrown into "chaos", the paper says.