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What time is Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement today? When to expect Covid tier update, and how to watch live

The First Minister is expected to announce that large parts of west central Scotland will move up to level four this week

What time is Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement today? When to expect Covid tier update, and how to watch live

Nicola Sturgeon will make an announcement later today, in which she is expected to move large parts of west central Scotland up to level four – the toughest tier of coronavirus restrictions.

Under level four restrictions, pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops must close, and there are strict rules around socialising.

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The news comes after Scotland recorded 717 new Covid-19 cases, and six more deaths, on Monday.

Here is everything you need to know.

What time is Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement today?

Scotland’s First Minister is expected to make the announcement this afternoon.

No official time has been released, but judging by her previous announcements it will likely be between 2-3pm.

How can I watch the announcement live?

Ms Sturgeon’s address will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland, which you can watch live online through BBC iPlayer here.

Her major statements such as…

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