The Times says Boris Johnson has sought to end months of lockdown, as well as simultaneously urging caution.
The Guardian calls the announcement from the PM a gamble as Boris aims to make England the “most unrestricted society in Europe”.
The i turns its attention to efforts to get more people fully vaccinated. Under the headline, Double jabs push as masks rule is lifted.
The Sun, which has its eye firmly on Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final, pictures Boris Johnson and England stars Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
The Metro’s headline reads: “Boris rolls the dice”. It says the PM has taken a bold gamble by declaring the last lockdown restrictions will lift on 19 July.
The Daily Mail also picks up on the prime minister’s “it’s now or never” remark made at a “sombre” Downing Street press conference.
The i’s lead story centres on ministers pushing for a complete ban on smartphones in all schools by 2022. Some headteachers have voiced concern on the ban.
The Times says it has confirmed reports that the policy requiring pupils to stay at home if a child in their bubble tests positive for coronavirus will end.
The Guardian says scientific advisers have warned that lifting most of the restrictions later this month will be like building new “variant factories”.
The Metro leads with the news the NHS will be awarded the George Cross by the Queen for heroism during the pandemic, the Queen wrote in a handwritten message.
One health expert has called the lifting of all restrictions “absolutely bonkers”, as the paper reports that scientists fear it could lead to a deadly spike.
The Daily Mail focuses on Boris Johnson position that we must learn to live with Covid-19 – as we do the flu. He will hold a press conference today.
The Sunday papers are heavily dominated by England’s 4-0 win against Ukraine in Euro 2020, earning England a place in the final four.
The Times says Germany is preparing to relax restrictions on British travellers entering the country before a meeting between the two leaders.
The Guardian says climate scientists are warning that “nowhere is safe” from the kind of extreme heat events that have hit the western US and Canada.
The i says Boris Johnson has warned that “extra precautions” may be needed after the planned lifting of England’s lockdown on 19 July.
The Daily Mirror splashes with Prince William and Prince Harry’s joint tribute to their mother, Princess Diana: “Every day, we wish she were still with us.”