What time is Nicola Sturgeon speaking today and what could she announce
Nicola Sturgeon will be giving an urgent coronavirus update on Tuesday as Omicron cases continue to climb across Scotland.
The First Minister is set to deliver a statement to the Scottish Parliament for her latest Covid restriction update.
Speaking last night on Scotland Tonight on STV, Ms Sturgeon said that Scots would have to start "learning to live" with the virus and look at which measures such as wearing masks could be a long term solution to prevent further restrictions.
You can find all of the latest from Sturgeon's announcement on our LIVE blog here.
The First Minister made the comments on the programme ahead of her eagerly awaited update to parliament today about current Covid measures.
She said: "Sometimes when you hear people talk about learning to live with Covid, what seems to be suggested is that one morning we'll wake up and not have to worry about it anymore, and not have to do anything to try to contain and control it.
"That's not what I mean when I say 'learning to live with it'. Instead, we will have to ask ourselves what adaptations to pre-pandemic life - face coverings, for example - might be required in the longer-term to enable us to live with it with far fewer protective measures."
As noted by Scottish Government statistics, the total amount of confirmed positive cases has risen by 11,827 to 1,056,837.
There were no new deaths recorded on Monday, but officials noted that register offices are now generally closed at weekends.
There were 1,432 people in hospital on Sunday with recently confirmed Covid-19, up 50 on the previous day, with 54 people in intensive care, down one.
The First Minister also added on STV: "We are in a position where we all want to get to as much normality as possible. All of us, me included, really crave that.
"But we need to recognise that this virus, although we hope Omicron is milder than previous variants, this virus still takes lives and it still causes significant health impacts for people.
"So we have got to treat it seriously and not underestimate the damage that it can do."
Boris Johnson said that he was looking at cutting self-isolation time to five days in England, but the First Minister said: "I don't think that is something we should be doing anytime soon. But of course, we continue to assess these things, take advice, look at the data, and then make our judgments - and the judgments we make, of course, we are held accountable for."
What time is Nicola Sturgeon speaking?
The First Minister is expected to give her statement at around 2pm on Tuesday afternoon (January 11.)
Her speech will last for around 20 minutes, and will be followed by questions from MSPs that tend to last for approximately 50-55 minutes.
What will she announce?
In her first Covid announcement of the year last week, Nicola Sturgeon announced that self isolation can end after seven days rather than on day 10.
Those who have tested positive or are isolating can end isolation on day seven as long as they have no fever and record two negative lateral flow tests, no earlier than day 6 after testing positive and another at least 24 hours later.
Regarding those who are fully vaccinated close contacts or household contacts, who are either under the age of 18 years, 4 months, or who are older than that and fully vaccinated, new rules will also apply.
The First Minister added that by 'fully vaccinated' means those who have had two doses AND a booster or third dose.
The curb on mass events, nightclubs and football stadiums is still in place in Scotland, and will be due to end on January 17.
It is unclear whether the First Minister will amend these rules or announce any new measures, however an update may be provided on what will happen on that all important date of January 17.
Sturgeon is also expected to provide the latest coronavirus data, including daily cases, hospital patients and deaths.
You can find all of the latest updates on our LIVE blog here.
Where can I watch the announcement?
The coronavirus update can be viewed live on the Scottish Parliament TV website, which you can find here.
Edinburgh Live will also be covering the statement and providing all of the latest information on our LIVE blog here.