SCOTLAND is unlikely to move to the lowest level of Covid restrictions at the end of this month as was previously agreed, the first minister has announced.

Nicola Sturgeon told parliament this afternoon that the current amount coronavirus of cases means it may not be possible for the country to move to the lowest level of restrictions, which was due to happen on June 28.

No areas in the country are moving to another level this week either, the first minister confirmed.

Cases are currently five times higher than they were at the beginning of May, with the vast majority the Indian variant.

Sturgeon will confirm to parliament next Tuesday if any areas will be allowed to move to another level.

However, the first minister added that small changes could be made to certain areas despite levels not being lowered.

More to follow.