The results of the final review of Scotland’s coronavirus restrictions before the new year will be announced by the First Minister today.
Nicola Sturgeon will tell the Scottish Parliament which of the Government’s five levels each local authority area will be placed in.
The majority of the Scottish population are currently in the second highest tier – Level 3 – which prevents alcohol being served in hospitality and requires all leisure and entertainment premises to close.
Seven areas are in Level 1 – including Scottish Borders and Highland – with the rest in Level 2.
Ms Surgeon previously said this week’s review was likely to be the last until January 5.
She told MSPs on December 8 that she was “reluctant to give 100% certainty” as “the virus is not going to take Christmas off”.