Nicola Sturgeon's weekly update on the Covid situation in Scotland will take place in Parliament this afternoon. 

It comes as children aged 12-15 receive letters this week inviting them to get a single dose of the Covid vaccine. 

Numbers in Scotland have been dropping after weeks of high case rates, which the first minister has previously said gives reason for optimism.

Last week the Scottish government confirmed that Scotland's rules on international travel will remain in keeping with those of Westminster. 

It means that from October 4 there will no longer be a green or amber list, and that travellers from non red-listed countries will not be required to take a test before arriving in Scotland. 

Here's when Nicola Sturgeon's update will take place today and how to watch...

When will Nicola Sturgeon speak today?

The first minister will give an update on the Covid situation in Scotland today at around 2:15pm. 

The exact time of the speech will depend on the topical questions running to time.  

How can I watch Nicola Sturgeon's update today? 

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 today?

The first minister will update MSPs on the latest numbers regarding Covid in Scotland, including daily case rates, deaths and hospitalisations. 

With children aged 12-15 being invited for vaccination, she is also likely to put out a fresh call encouraging people to take the vaccine.