Nicola Sturgeon coronavirus schools briefing: What time is she speaking, will secondary schools reopen, how can I watch?
Nicola Sturgeon is to give an update on Scotland’s route out of lockdown and plans to fully reopen secondary schools during a lunchtime coronavirus briefing on Tuesday.
When is the announcement?
The First Minister will be speaking at around midday on Tuesday (April 6).
How can I watch it?
What will the First Minister say?
Ms Sturgeon will first of all provide the latest coronavirus statistics.
Speaking from St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh – where she will be joined by Chief Nursing Officer Amanda Croft and National Clinical Director Jason Leitch – Ms Sturgeon is also expected to confirm whether all secondary school pupils can return to classrooms full-time after the Easter holidays.
A specially established group, which advises the Scottish Government, met on Monday (April 5) to discuss the matter.
On March 24, Scotland's Education Secretary, John Swinney, told MSPs there is still a “certain amount of uncertainty” about whether all secondary pupils will be able to return to school full-time after Easter.
Ms Sturgeon’s latest update comes as further restrictions were lifted on Monday, with some non-essential shops allowed to reopen.
The stay at home order was lifted on Friday and replaced with guidance to “stay local”.
On April 26, there is expected to be a wider reopening of the economy, with beer gardens and gyms returning to trading and more people being able to meet up outdoors and inside public places.