image captionThe extent to which lockdown rules are being breached – and enforced – continues to dominate the papers. The Daily Telegraph says that ministers are considering tightening restrictions amid concern the guidelines are not being followed strictly enough. Under discussion are rules banning people from different households who are not in a support bubble from exercising together, the paper says, as well as wearing masks in offices. The paper also reports that ministers are considering increasing fines for rule-breakers.
image captionAlso reporting on restrictions, the Guardian says ministers are facing pressure to escalate England’s lockdown. The paper says it has seen new modelling that says one in five people across England may have had coronavirus, rising to nearly one in two in some areas. This could mean that the true numbers infected in England could be five times as high as the total number of recorded cases, the paper adds.
image caption“Stop bending the rules” is the headline dominating the front of the i paper, accompanied by an image of shoppers queuing outside a supermarket. Ministers want stores to be inspected to ensure they are Covid compliance, the paper says, and “shock tactics” will be deployed to scare those who are “complacent” into following rules.
image captionThe Times says that supermarkets face being legally required to enforce mask wearing and social distancing, with a government source telling the paper that retail bosses are being informed that rules will get stricter without improved compliance. Meanwhile, the paper adds that Boris Johnson told senior ministers the situation in the NHS was “parlous and perilous”.
image caption“Covidiots goad cops” is Metro’s headline as the paper reports that police have been given the go-ahead to “get tough” on lockdown breaches. Dorset Police arrested two women they said were in a flash mob filming a protest stunt.
image caption“Jabs for all,” the Daily Star says, adopting a celebratory tone after Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s announcement that every adult will be offered the vaccine by autumn. “Finally some good news,” the paper adds.
image captionThe Daily Mirror leads with the opening of seven vaccination “super-hubs” in England on Monday. “The big jabs fightback starts today” is the headline dominating the front page. Those over the age of 80 are being asked to make vaccination appointments at the centres, which are capable of inoculating four people every minute.
image captionThe Daily Express says the injection sites opening today will “turbocharge jabs”. A picture of Joan Collins – the latest high-profile name to receive the vaccine – accompanies the lead story.
image captionHowever, the Daily Mail leads with an investigation which says care home residents have been “betrayed” by the slow rollout of the vaccine. More than half of the 28 care providers the paper spoke to said not a single resident had been vaccinated. Providers told the paper they had been “left in the dark” and said communication had been “haphazard and confusing”.
image captionAmazon and Virgin Media have become the latest big firms to join the Sun’s “Jabs Army” campaign, with 28,000 people volunteering to help vaccinate the nation, the paper reports.
image captionTurning to events in the US, the Financial Times says Democrats in Congress trying to impeach Donald Trump for a second time are running into resistance in the Senate. Senior politicians on both sides of the aisle have voiced their opposition to the move, the paper adds. House Democrats are planning to hold a vote on impeaching Mr Trump as soon as Tuesday. If the vote passes, he will become the first president in history to be impeached twice.