Nicola Sturgeon will join Jason Leitch to hold a media briefing today ahead of COP26 as Covid cases in Scotland continue to rise. 

It comes just days after the first minister's latest update to Scottish Parliament, where she expressed slight concern over the number of hospitalisations in Scotland. 

With COP26 due to begin on Sunday in Glasgow, there have been warnings that Scotland could see a sharp rise in cases following the climate conference. 

On Tuesday, Nicola Sturgeon said she could not rule out introducing further restrictions in the future if required to curb case rates. 

The first minister and national clinical director will be joined by Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone to discuss COP26, which will take place from October 31 - November 12. 

Here's everything you need to know about the briefing, including what time and how to watch live...

What time is Nicola Sturgeon speaking today? 

The first minister will host a media briefing at 3pm today alongside Jason Leitch and Iain Livingstone from Police Scotland. 

It will take place from Atlantic Quay in Glasgow, with journalists asking questions both in person and via Zoom. 

How can I watch Nicola Sturgeon's update today? 

The media briefing is expected to be streamed on the Scottish Government's social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook. 

It is also expected to be available to watch on the Scottish Government website. 

What did Nicola Sturgeon say on Tuesday?

During Tuesday's briefing, Nicola Sturgeon warned that Covid hospitalisations had seen a slight rise, with infection now more prevalent in the older population. 

This is depsite Covid rates in Scotland being lower than England, Wales and Northern Ireland, as confirmed by the first minister during her statement.

She also confirmed that from Sunday, fully vaccinated people travelling to Scotland from abroad would only be required to provide a lateral flow test within 48-hours of arrival, instead of a PCR test. 

Lateral flow test are around £20-30 cheaper than PCR tests, and this guidance is inkeeping with the UK government guidelines on international travel.