NICOLA Sturgeon is set to make a televised statement tonight on new coronavirus measures being introduced across Scotland.

Boris Johnson will make a similar statement at 8pm on measures due to be implemented in England, and then the First Minister will speak at 8.05pm.

Nicola Sturgeon will also set out the changes in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon at 2.20pm.

The UK Government has already indicated this morning that pubs will close at 10pm across England, while ministers have U-turned on advice to workers to return to offices – instead pushing the home-working message.

In Scotland there is speculation that new measures will revolve around meetings between households. In the west of Scotland there are already measures preventing people from going into other households or hosting others in their home.

The First Minister previously said coronavirus is spreading again in Scotland and "further and urgent action" is needed to stop the increase, warning if left unchecked it will lead to more cases, people in hospital and deaths.

She said the Scottish Government is prepared to introduce "a package of additional measures" but will aim to avoid a full-scale lockdown such as the one imposed in March.

Sturgeon’s 8.05pm announcement will be aired on BBC One Scotland.