People in Glasgow are being asked to only attend A&E if their condition is 'urgent or life threatening' this evening.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) released a statement earlier today announcing that its hospitals are near capacity and experiencing extra pressures caused by covid.

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Dr Scott Davidson, Deputy Medical Director, says: "Our hospitals are near capacity and COVID pressures remain.

"Our staff are doing everything to help patients, but to support them, please only attend our sites if your condition is very urgent."

Members of the public are urged to call 111 before visiting hospital sites to avoid waiting in busy A&Es.