Covid Scotland: When is the next Nicola Sturgeon Covid update, what will she say about masks and how can I watch?


Nicola Sturgeon will give an update on the coronavirus situation in Scotland on Tuesday.

Her update comes as Covid hospital admissions in Scotland have decreased in recent days.

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Here is all you need to know ahead of the First Minister’s update.

Nicola Sturgeon will update parliament on the latest Covid situation (Picture: Russell Cheyne/WPA Pool/Getty Images).

What is the Prime Minister likely to say?

The First Minister will give an update on the latest Covid and vaccine data in Scotland.

Face masks in schools are expected to be one of the subjects covered in her statement.

The Scottish Conservatives have been calling for an end to face coverings in secondary schools.

However, last week Nicola Sturgeon said caution was still necessary with Covid cases still relatively high amongst younger people.

Ms Sturgeon is also expected to address the drop in Covid hospital admissions across Scotland.

Her statement comes as the number of patients in intensive care across Scotland are down to their lowest since July.

The number of people in hospital is also under 1,000 for the first time in a month.

As of Monday, 23 people were in intensive care and 958 people were in hospital yesterday with recently confirmed Covid.

A total of 5,809 new cases of Covid were reported on Monday.

Speaking on BBC Good Morning Scotland on Monday, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said he believes Scotland is ‘through the worst of the pandemic’.

He added: “The last few weeks of December, the first couple of weeks of January – that kind of five to six week period – was probably the worst period and most intense pressure it has come under in its 73 year period of existence.

“While we’re through the worst of it, we should still say there is significant pressure on the health service and that pressure comes from the continued number of Covid patients.

“It also comes from the accumulative impact of a pandemic and having to catch up with that significant backlog.”

Ms Sturgeon may address delays in cancer patient treatment in Scotland in her statement if she addresses backlog issues as a result of the pandemic.

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How can I watch?

You can watch the Covid statement live from the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Parliament TV here.

You can also watch on BBC Scotland.

When will she be speaking?

Her Covid-19 Update will come just after 2pm following time for reflection and topical questions.

Time for Reflection will be led by Hazel Peters a college student from Greenock.

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