Lockdown restrictions for Glasgow are to continue for at least one more week it has been decided.

After a meeting of the Scottish Government Resilience Committee, Nicola Sturgeon said the rules banning visits between households in the city must remain in place.

The latest statistics show in the two weeks since the restrictions have been in place there has been more than one thousand new cases in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde health board area.

Since September 1 there have been 1052 positive cases across the six council areas that make up NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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The additional restrictions are in place for five of the health board areas Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire. Only Inverclyde does not have extra rules.

They were also added to Lanarkshire Health board areas North and South Lanarkshire in a separate announcement last week.

Ms Sturgeon said:“It is clearly regrettable that these restrictions need to continue. I understand that this will not be welcome news for people living in these areas but given the continued worrying increase in cases we continue to see we must act to get more control over the virus in these areas. But while cases remain on the rise, early indications show these measures are working.

“I would ask everyone in the affected areas to continue being extra vigilant, to follow all guidance and to isolate and book a test if they have any symptoms. Do not lose ground now.

“Above all, I want to emphasise that getting a test – and even getting a negative result – is not a substitute for self-isolating. If you have symptoms, or if you are contacted by our Test and Protect team and told to do so, you will need to self-isolate.

“Over 900,000 people have already downloaded the Protect Scotland app, which is a really important way to support Test and Protect and also to keep our communities safe. In the face of COVID, we can all feel a bit powerless but, if you have the means, using the app is a way of doing something positive that helps the collective effort.”

The rules remain that you can not visit other people's homes.

Exceptions apply, including emergencies, caring for vulnerable people and for people in ‘extended households’.

Households who have formed an extended household and people providing care and support – for example caring for an elderly family member or delivering shopping - can continue to meet indoors with enhanced hygiene measures in place.

Members of up to two households (maximum of six people) can continue to meet outdoors, including in gardens, and in hospitality settings, provided all existing guidance is followed.

Visits to hospitals in affected areas and by residents of affected areas to other hospitals, is restricted to essential visits only.

Visits are limited to a birth partner during childbirth, a person receiving end of life care, accompanying a child and when providing support someone with a mental health issue such as dementia, a learning disability or autism.

Outdoor visits to care homes are permitted by three people from a maximum of two households, in line with current guidance.

Essential indoor visits in care homes can continue.