First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will update the nation today on the fast-changing coronavirus situation amid rising case numbers and fears over the new strain.
Ms Sturgeon is chairing an “urgent” meeting of the cabinet this morning and will then address MSPs in parliament on any changes to the existing restrictions.
It is understood that a revision on schools reopening is being considered by the government’s education recovery group meeting this morning ahead of the cabinet meeting.
Schools had been due to return on January 18, however, Ms Sturgeon said last week this was under review.
Where can I watch?
The address in parliament will be streamed live through the Scottish Parliament website. The update is anticipated to bring a late change to the BBC’s television schedule, however, this has not yet been confirmed.
The update is scheduled for 2pm.
Yesterday the first minister said the increase in cases by 2,464 was “further evidence” of the new variant of the virus spreading bringing about urgent action.
2,464 new Covid cases reported – which is 15.2% of all tests carried out. This is further evidence that the new variant is accelerating transmission, and is the context for tomorrow’s @scotgov Cabinet decisions and recall of @ScotParl https://t.co/WxQgqqlgCu
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) January 3, 2021