Nicola Sturgeon said she hopes to give more information on any new changes to lockdown next week.

The First Minister said changes, if any, will be minor and depend on the continuing downward trend of coronarvirus cases, hospitalisations and deaths.

Ms Sturgeon also revealed the finding of a poll carried out into the attitude of the Scottish public on the lockdown measures, which showed overwhelming support.

The survey found 84% agreed there should be a slow and gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions.

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There was 82% who agreed the impact of any changes should be assessed before making more decisions and 86% said decisions to lift restrictions should be based on saving lives.

Ms Sturgeon said: “We can’t like this forever. We need to get some normality back.”

The First Minister said that she would give more details based on the data next week. She added: "It is important to get the economy going but we have to consider our social interactions.

She said it was likely that for “a while to come” there would be “limited room for manoeuvre”.

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Ms Sturgeon added: “We need to get the balance right.”

She added she would: “continue to err on the side of caution, err on the side of saving lives and reducing the number of people who might die unnecessarily”.

The latest statistics showed there were another 46 deaths taking the total to 2053 hospital deaths with a positive test.

There were another 143 cases recorded taking the Scotland total to 14,260 cases.

The number in hospital fell by 31 to 1449 and the number in intensive care remained the same at 71.

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In Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS area there were 3663 total coronavirus cases to date. There were 460 people in hospital and 22 in intensive care.

Ms Sturgeon also outlined the approach she would be taking when considering when it would be safe to re-open schools.

In England the Prime Minister said schools could be open in June but teaching unions have described it as a “cavalier approach”

“There will be no cavalier approach to any aspect of this on the part of the Scottish Government.”

She said it is “far too important and there’s far too much at stake for us not to make all of these judgments in as careful and considered a way as possible”.

Teachers unions in Scotland have said that there should be no return until after the summer holidays.

They said that evidence from other countries where schools have returned shows an increase in infection rates.

Des Morris of the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers, said: “There is no reason to suggest that Scotland would be any different, especially if school reopening was linked to more people going back to work.”