A minister will give a weekly Covid update today amid COP26 in Glasgow, while the first minister attends the conference.

It comes as thousands of people arrive in Scotland's biggest city for the climate conference, which has been dubbed the biggest summit of the decade. 

Last week, the first minister gave a media briefing on COP26 and how the government planned to mitigate a potential surge in cases after the conference. 

This came just days after her weekly Covid statement to Parliament, when she warned that Covid hospitalisations in Scotland were on the rise as cases increased among the older population. 

With experts warning that Covid rates could increase following COP26 due to the influx of people into the city, here's what to expect from the ministerial update today and how to watch...

What time is the Covid update today?

A Covid statement will be given to to Parliament today at around 2:20pm. 

This could be slightly later however depending on the topical questions running to time. 

How can I watch the Covid announcement 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 the Covid update say today?

Following on from last week's news that Covid cases and hospitalisations were seeing a slight rise, we are likely to hear whether this has worsened or stabilised in this afternoon's announcement. 

With COP26 underway, the update is also expected to touch on the climate conference and offer a reminder of mitigation measures.  

Now that winter is well and truly on its way, we could also hear more about the government's plans to reduce the spread of Covid over the next few months.