Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has grilled Sajid Javid over his announcement of a ‘plan B’ for Covid restrictions as we head into the winter months.
Mr Ashworth questioned what level of infection would trigger the change in restrictions.
Mr Javid responded by saying the tighter restrictions would come into force if the “pressures” on the NHS became “unsustainable”.
The health secretary said: “It is really important to emphasise the importance of vaccines”.
He pointed out that in the first half of this year 99 percent of the people who died with Covid were not double vaccinated.