Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Wednesday’s front pages report on the Christmas rules for the UK amid a surge in Covid-19 cases fuelled by the Omicron variant. Most of the papers pick up on comments from the PM after he ended days of speculation by announcing festive family celebrations could go ahead.
The Independent reports that Britain’s “top civil servant” has been accused of misleading officials over what he knew about Christmas parties in his department during lockdown.
Christmas will go ahead without any restrictions on socialising, reports The Guardian.
Boris Johnson has promised millions of families there will be no lockdown ahead of Christmas, reports the Metro.
Christmas will go ahead lockdown free, but New Year’s Eve “looks doomed”, says The Sun.
The Daily Mirror leads with the news Boris Johnson has confirmed there will be no more curbs ahead of Christmas.
Christmas can go ahead but new lockdown curbs loom, says the Daily Express.