'Unworkable' plan for UK arrivals could be ditched
Quarantine regulations will be brought before Parliament today and introduced next Monday. But there are signs the troubled policy could be phased out just weeks later. The Telegraph has learnt that ministers are working on plans to replace quarantine for arrivals to the UK, with Boris Johnson now "personally in favour" of introducing so-called air bridges. Officials are working behind the scenes to strike deals with foreign countries to make them exempt by the end of June. Quarantining has caused a growing revolt among Tory MPs, while more than 200 tourism and aviation chiefs have warned that it is "unworkable". Political Editor Gordon Rayner explains the chaotic origins of the plan to quarantine all UK arrivals for 14 days. And read our guide to what air bridges are - and the countries we might be able to travel to first.
Meanwhile, the Government has said the plan to have every primary school pupil back in the classroom for at least a month before the summer holidays is under review after ministers were warned it would be "logistically impossible". Unions are accused of sabotaging attempts to reopen schools. Helen Chandler-Wilde reports from inside one "very eerie" school. And Matt focuses on the first day back for today's cartoon.
US riots could lead to new outbreak, experts warn
Protests over the death of George Floyd could lead to a new outbreak of coronavirus cases, experts warned, as President Donald Trump threatened to mobilise the military across the US. Political leaders appealed for calm and had masks handed out to demonstrators, warning those without that they were putting themselves at risk. In extraordinary scenes overnight, Mr Trump declared himself the "president of law and order" in the White House Rose Garden as riot police used tear gas, rubber bullets and horses to clear peaceful protesters outside. Read this dispatch from US Editor Ben Riley-Smith and follow live updates.
Ruff times: How to ease your pet into the 'new normal'
As many Britons prepare to head back to work, there is one family member who might not be anticipating the change. Pets have become used to having their owners around every day, available for walks and affection on demand. So how will they cope with a return to their old routine of spending days home alone or at doggy day care? Flic Everett has some advice for dealing with your pet's separation anxiety. PS: For more pet news and talking points, browse our dedicated channel. For unlimited access to our journalism, try our subscription offer. Take a free one-month trial - then save 50pc on your first three months.
At a glance: More coronavirus headlines
- Distancing | Two-metre rule 'halves chances of catching virus'
- Trysts | Romantic dates to be made illegal under new law
- Education | Virus forces PM's ex-prep school to close for good
- Cygnus | Doctor's legal bid to force release of pandemic papers
- Scotland | Nicola Sturgeon threatens five-mile legal travel limit
Also in the news: Today's other headlines
Brexit talks | British and EU negotiators are on a collision course over a new extradition treaty during a crunch round of trade talks starting today. The UK will demand its judges have greater powers to refuse EU extradition requests than under the European Arrest Warrant system it must leave this year. James Crisp has the latest from Brussels.
- Oxford dean | 'Victim of abhorrent and wholly unjustified campaign'
- Wildlife | Human activity threatens extinction of 500 species
- Eggheads | Vine: Show axed as BBC thinks audience is too old
- Record-breaking | May was sunniest and driest ever month
- Dunkirk 80 years on | Tot of rum after Sir Robin steps in to fly flag
You Are Not Alone: Getting you through the crisis
- Michael Dobbs | It is my duty to get back to work in the House of Lords
- Horse play | How daily rides have helped the Queen through lockdown
- Quiz | How well do you know the latest lockdown rules? Take our test
Comment and analysis
- William Hague | The young face a miserable future post-Covid
- Hugh Pennington | No evidence suggests a 'second wave' is coming
- Celia Walden | Lockdown limbo is making us all feel more anxious
- Russell Lynch | This is no time to dump the UK's inflation target
- Reader letters | Let Hong Kong migrants lead a new enterprise era
Gallery: Enduring images of UK in lockdown
Historic England has picked 100 images captured by the public which show life under lockdown, with DIY haircuts, Clap for Carers and NHS rainbow paintings preserved for posterity. View a gallery of the best pictures and read more about the project to capture a national struggle.
Business and money briefing
Back to business | Rishi Sunak is considering national insurance holidays for companies as part of an economic "recovery" stimulus package in July. The Chancellor's focus is on measures to stem the expected surge in unemployment and boost economic growth. As Tom Rees writes, Mr Sunak faces his biggest challenge yet.
- 5G network | Inside talks to end the UK's reliance on Huawei
- Investment tip | This gold miner is a firm hold for us
- Alex cartoon | See our brilliant cartoonist's latest work
Clubs' fury | The English Football League's plans to restart the season on June 20 came under fierce attack as contact training for Championship clubs was approved. Mark Warburton, the Queens Park Rangers manager, said the decision to resume the campaign in three weeks' time was "ludicrous". At least three other clubs have raised concerns.
- Tennis | Women's 'battle of Brits' marks professional return
- Racing | David Baddiel incurs wrath of fans after 'toffs' tweet
- Paul Hayward | No rerun can beat thrill of not knowing outcome
And finally... for this morning's downtime
From feminist hero to punching bag | The golden boy behind Toy Story, Buffy and the Avengers films could once do no wrong. Then along came Justice League - and a vengeful ex wife. Anthony Brett explains how Joss Whedon failed the "woke" test.