READERS are in agreement with local MP's after they said they will not support Covid vaccine passports as the Government announced England would move to ‘Plan B’ to slow rising cases of Covid amid concerns about the Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the new measures on Wednesday night and warned that the new Covid strain is "growing much faster" than Delta, and cases of Omicron could be doubling every two or three days.

Cumbrian MPs have welcomed the strengthening of Covid rules but MP for Barrow and Furness Simon Fell and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron said they would not support the introduction of vaccine passports.

Simon Fell said: “I have no doubt about just how serious this new variant could be for the NHS and for people’s health,

“I cannot, however, support any suggestion that vaccine passports will be brought in. We are not a ‘papers please’ society, and such passports would be an unethical and discriminatory step. I will not be supporting their introduction.”

Anthony Perkins said: "Vaccine passports are unnecessary."

Ange O'Halloran said: "Vaccine passports don't stop the spread.

"If they did, France wouldn't be shutting nightclubs for four weeks (despite unvaccinated not being allowed in them since July) and Omicron wouldn't have found its way into Australia!

"Vaccinated people can also spread covid so could be taking it into any of the venues requiring a passport! All these passports do is cause businesses to lose even more money on top of what they already lost in the last lockdowns."

David Armstrong said: "Vaccine passports are a pseudo step towards mandatory vaccines , which is a Very dangerous precedence to set."

Bill Bates said: "Boris is out of his depth. He needs to stay home with his new kid and let someone else take over.

"This hysteria is ridiculous now. It's clear by the behaviour of MPs that they never believed it. The government's top science advisor at the time never believed it either. The media have given up all pretence at reporting fact and the sooner everyone gets with the program and continues as usual the better.

"I wonder if Delta Omicron having the anagram of Media Control is an accident."

Barrow Insider said: "Plan B: Boris resigns. Hurrah."

GrumpyOldBiker said: "Plan C - everyone ignores the Government diktats and gets on with their lives before the; economy, peoples mental health and businesses are fully destroyed."