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.
The Daily Star leads with claims a PPE contract was given to the former landlord of the health secretary’s local pub.
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.
The Daily Mirror leads with the government’s revised post-lockdown restrictions, and goes with the headline “tiers of despair”.Read more on this story here.
The Guardian notes that not all MPs welcome news that 55 million people will be placed into the top two tiers once the updated rules come into effect.
“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.
The Financial Times writes about a criminal investigation into a digital payments company based in Germany.
Metro reports on the relaunched tier system and the fact that most of the North will be placed on the highest alert level.