What the papers say – February 5

Reports on the timetable for lockdownn easing feature on a number of the national papers.

What the papers say – February 5

Hotel quarantine and the continuing rollout of Covid vaccines are among the stories on the front pages on Friday.

The Times leads with the headline “Return of sport and socialising outdoors”, suggesting those activities will be among the first to return when lockdown is eased.

The Daily Mail writes that most lockdown restrictions will be lifted by May.

The Daily Express leads with a Bank of England report suggesting the UK economy will come “roaring back to life” as the vaccine rollout continues.

Metro writes about the prospect of a “normal summer” as it is hoped all over-50s will have had a Covid jab by the end of March.

But former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned the Government to be cautious when easing restrictions, in a story leading The Guardian.

The Daily Telegraph writes about the “dash” to secure hotel rooms ahead of mandatory quarantine being introduced for arrivals into the UK from “red list” countries.

And The Independent has leading scientists warning about “complacency” as the rates of infection and hospital admissions decline.

The Daily Mirror leads with its campaign to deliver supplies to help children learn in lockdown.

Elsewhere, the Financial Times leads with “far-reaching” proposals which could see directors becoming liable for the accuracy of financial statements.

And the Daily Star says “pathetic trolls” criticised the applause in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore who died earlier this week aged 100.

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