Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed all the current tougher lockdown rules will remain in place.

And she said she will consider further measures including travel restrictions if necessary.

The First Minister said the national rules on no visiting other households had been reviewed but as cases were still rising across Scotland, they would remain in place. 

She said the restrictions on household gatherings will remain in place for as long as needed.

"We cannot rule out having to go further in the future."

Ms Sturgeon raised the prospect of travel restrictions between Scotland and England.

She said: "Travel within and between the four nations is being considered here."

The First Minister said the average daily number of positive cases increased from 788 to 1078 since the new restrictions on hospitality were introduced.

The First Minister addressed the Scottish Parliament via a video link.

She said: "This is a critical momnent and position is precarious. That demands tough decisions form Government.

"All of the exsiting restrictions will remain in place for now."

The First Minister siad last week there were  "tough temporary restirctions on hospitality" due to end on 25 October.

Ms Stureon added: "As we enter winter and mounting worries abnout jobs and livlihoods. Hold on to some key truths and hopes. 

"This pandemic will not last forever. It will pass. We are not alone. this is a global pandemic. Other countries are going through the same and making the same decisions."

The latest daily figures show there were 1351 new positive cases of Covid-19, 17.6% of new tests.

There were 450 in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 374 in Lanarkshire and 161 Lothian.

There were 601 in hospital an increase of 31 and 51 in intensive care an increase of two. 

Ms Sturgeon revealed there had been 13 deaths in the last 24 hours