Coronavirus in Scotland: What time is the covid-19 briefing today, what can we expect First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to say, will it affect Glasgow, how can you follow?

The First Minister is preparing to deliver the latest coronavirus briefing today.

Scottish Government daily covid briefing
Scottish Government daily covid briefing
Scottish Government daily covid briefing

Here is all you need to know before Nicola Sturgeon's briefing in Scotland on Tuesday, May 25.

How can you follow?

You can follow the latest covid updates in Scotland via the Scotsman’s liveblog which will keep you up to date with the main points of the briefing as they are announced as well as other news on covid across the country.

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The briefing will also be live-streamed via the Scotsman’s website so you can watch and listen in as the First Minister brief’s the country on the latest covid news.

What can we expect the First Minister to say?

No restriction changes are expected to be announced today in the briefing.

However, we can expect the First Minister to address the rising covid numbers across parts of Scotland.

Glasgow is currently the only area in Scotland subjected to level three covid restrictions.

However, there are other council areas such as Clackmannanshire and East Renfrewshire, which are facing increasing covid infection rates.

Clackmannanshire currently has the highest covid rate in Scotland, with a seven-day average rate of 139.7 cases per 100,000 people while Glasgow sits at 136.8 per 100,000.

The First Minister may also address vaccination rollout after large numbers of appointments were missed at Glasgow’s Hydro.

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What time will the covid briefing be and who is involved?

The briefing will be held at 12.15 pm on Tuesday, May 25 at St Andrew’s House and will be followed by questions from the media.

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Nicola Sturgeon will be joined by chief medical officer Dr Gregor Smith.

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Blackpool v Huddersfield Town - live updates

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The Seasiders are ruthlessly punished, conceding three goals in just 14 minutes at the start of the second-half. A harsh lesson for Neil Critchley’s men.

Welcome back to the Championship, eh?

Almost a goal back for Pool as Shayne Lavery latches onto Josh Bowler’s through-ball, only to be denied by keeper Lee Nicholls.

Bowler then whistles a sublime shot just wide of the upright.

Not a great deal to report here. The game was virtually done by the 60-minute mark.

Pool are still getting forward and trying to reduce the arrears, but Huddersfield are dealing with them fairly comfortably.

A lot of Pool fans have already made their journey to the exits.

Dujon Sterling is on for his Blackpool debut, replacing Jordan Gabriel.

Gary Madine makes his return, replacing Tyreece John-Jules.

Pool know the game is done, but they’re still plugging away. They deserve credit for that.

62 - Goal Huddersfield (0-3)

Pool fail to clear their lines and they’re punished once again. Jonathan Hogg the man to drill past Chris Maxwell from the edge of the box following some confusion among the Pool ranks.

This is getting ridiculous.

Keshi Anderson replaces Jerry Yates, which sees Tyreece John-Jules move into a more central position.

Ollie Turton is also on for the visitors.

54 - Goal Huddersfield (0-2)

The away side double their lead, scrambling the ball over the line from close range after Pool failed to deal with a dangerous corner. Matty Pearson looks to be the man who got the final touch.

This is so harsh on the Seasiders.

Shayne Lavery’s stoops low to meet Luke Garbutt’s corner, but his header loops agonisingly over. So close!

Pool, roared on by the North Stand, have responded well to the setback.

Shayne Lavery goes to ground in the Huddersfield, but the referee ignores Pool’s penalty appeals. The striker then goes close at the near post.

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