What the papers say – August 5

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Changes to travel rules in England lead many of Thursday’s papers, while pictures of Meghan and Team GB’s medallists also feature on the front pages.

The Times writes about a “boost for summer getaways” as vaccinated travellers to France, Dubai and India can avoid having to quarantine on their return to England.

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While The Daily Telegraph leads with holidays to France being “back on” following a “significant removal of restrictions on foreign travel”.

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The Guardian says millions of Britons have been given a “boost” but added the decision will “raise questions about whether the government is being complacent about the spread of the Beta variant”.

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The Daily Mirror carries the headline “French reconnection”, the Daily Express speaks of summer being “saved” and the i writes about the changes opening up holidays.

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Metro leads on covronavirus, with all 16 and 17-year-olds being offered their first doses of vaccine before they return to school, while the Daily Mail says children as young as 12 will be offered jabs.

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The Independent writes a “blueprint” for responding to a coronavirus outbreak was drawn up in 2005 but the plan was “lost” and never acted upon when Covid-19 began to take hold.

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The Financial Times says the World Health Organisation has called for a “global moratorium” on booster shots as long as poorer nations are struggling for access to vaccines.

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And the Daily Star carries the success of Sky Brown and the potential impact on skateboarding in the UK.

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