Nicola Sturgeon's next Covid update to Parliament will take place this afternoon as cases around Scotland appear to be falling. 

These updates have become a weekly fixture during which the first minister updates MSPs on the Covid situation in Scotland and the government's approach to dealing with the virus. 

Last week she detailed how Scotland aimed to deal with the pandemic over the winter, including details of a booster jab scheme and vaccinations for children aged 12-15. 

With health a devolved matter, each government is responsible for their own handling of the pandemic, meaning Scotland's rules often differ from England's measures. 

As the first minister prepares to deliver the latest Covid announcement, here's what you need to know...

What time is Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update today? 

Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update will take place this afternoon between 2:15-3pm. 

Her announcement is the fourth item on the agenda, and in past weeks has taken place at around 2:20pm. 

How to watch Nicola Sturgeon's next Covid update?

The update will be broadcast live on Scottish Parliament TV and streamed via the Scottish Government's social media pages. 

It will also be live tweeted on the SNP's Twitter.

People can watch on BBC Scotland from 2:15pm.  

What will Nicola Sturgeon say?

The first minister will provide an update on the latest Covid stats, including the number of cases and a breakdown of how these compare to previous weeks. 

She is also likely to confirm whether any measures or regulations are set to change in the coming days.

The update is used to share any news on the government's approach to Covid and allows MSPs an opportunity to scrutinise and raise questions.