Nicola Sturgeon is set to give a covid update later this week on Scotland's route out of lockdown restrictions.

The First Minster will address members of the Scottish Parliament tomorrow, Tuesday August 3, where she will say if the entire country can move out of the levels system.

Coronavirus cases in Scotland have fallen in recent weeks after a rise due to the Delta variant which originated in India earlier this year.

If he country moves out lockdown then the majority of restrictions will be dropped, however Scots will still be required to wear masks in enclosed spaces.

The SNP leader will make a lengthy statement to MSPs about the Scottish Government's decision and on the state of the pandemic.

Elected representatives will then be allowed to ask a number of questions.

During the First Minister's last covid briefing she urged pregnant women to come forward and get vaccinated.

She also hinted that lockdown restrictions would be lifted on August 9 when the changes are expected to come into effect.

Last week, Sturgeon said: "We have seen some very positive developments recently and that goes give us, it certainly gives me, grounds for optimism that we will be able to continue our progress out restrictions.

"That said we do still need to be cautious.

"It's good that case are lower than they were were three weeks ago, that comes as a relief I know to all of us, but they are still nine times higher than they were at the start of May and we know that the Delta variant is significantly more infectious than previous variants.

"So just as a sensible degree of caution up to now has helped us get case numbers back on a downward path a sensible degree of continued caution in the period ahead will help avoid sending that progress into reverse."

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