NICOLA Sturgeon's appearance at the UK Covid Inquiry is today (January 31). 

The inquiry is holding a series of hearings in Edinburgh as it probes Scotland’s response to the pandemic.

Sturgeon’s former chief of staff Liz Lloyd gave evidence on Thursday last week, as did First Minister Humza Yousaf, while Alister Jack will appear tomorrow.

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National clinical director Jason Leitch and chief medical officer Gregor Smith have also made appearances. 

How can I watch Nicola Sturgeon at the inquiry?

The UK Covid Inquiry is available to watch through the inquiry website, which livestreams all proceedings.

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It can be found HERE and also has a timetable detailing who will be appearing and when.

The full hearing will also be broadcast on YouTube here and below:

What time is Nicola Sturgeon set to appear?

Nicola Sturgeon's appearance is scheduled from 10:00am until 4:30pm. There will be breaks throughout the hearing, called at the chair's discretion.

What is the inquiry?

According to the website, the inquiry “has been set up to examine the UK’s response to and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and learn lessons from the future”.

It first started on June 28 2022 and has heard from a number of witnesses, experts and core participants through a series of hearings.

The National: Matt Hancock

Although she hasn’t formally appeared yet, Sturgeon previously hit back at comments made by former UK health secretary Matt Hancock (above) when he was giving evidence.

He claimed that Sturgeon had “confused” the public during the pandemic although a spokesperson for Sturgeon said there “is not a scrap of evidence” to support the claims.

The spokesperson said: “He should be taking responsibility for his own decisions – as Nicola will do when she gives evidence to the inquiry early next year – rather than seeking to blame others”.