Nicola Sturgeon is set to give an emergency Covid briefing at lunchtime today as Omicron cases around the UK spiral. 

It comes as the first minister warned yesterday that new restrictions "may now be unavoidable" in a letter to Boris Johnson, urging the prime minister to reintroduce furlough. 

Earlier this week, the Scottish government introduced guidance on socialising, urging people to limit gatherings to three households.

Meanwhile, expert health advisors have suggested a circuit breaker lockdown may be the only way to prevent overwhelming the NHS. 

As the first minister prepares to give another update today, here's how you can watch...

What time is Nicola Sturgeon's update today?

Nicola Sturgeon will give an emergency Covid update about Omicron today at 12:15pm. 

She will be joined by Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Gregor Smith. 

How can I watch Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update today? 

The briefing will be streamed on the government's social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. 

The statement will also be broadcast on BBC Scotland