The Government has set out a plan for the winter if Covid cases surge.

Yesterday in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced that the Government had a 'Plan B' if booster jabs fail to slow the spread of Covid.

The measures could include public warnings that the level of risk has increased, a legal requirement to wear face masks in some settings, and advice for people to work from home if they can.

The government is also considering introduce mandatory vaccine-only Covid passes to access mass events.

These could include indoor venues with 500 or more attendees, outdoor settings with 4,000 or more people, and any settings with 10,000 or more people.

Mr Javid said that the contingency plans will only come into force if there is “unsustainable” pressure on the NHS in England.

John Stevenson, Conservative MP for Carlisle, was supportive of the plans.

He said: "The government is quite rightly planning for the coming winter.

"It’s got to make contingency plans and we all hope that the success of the vaccine programme continues. "There’s the booster vaccine in the autumn that might mean that we get through the winter reasonably unscathed."

Louise Atkinson, Labour Councillor for City and Castle, urged the Government to be cautious over vaccine passports: "Any restrictions going forward, such as vaccine passports, need to ensure that they don't unfairly disadvantage people who don't get the vaccine through medical reasons or through choice."