Glasgow is likely to be put in the second highest level of coronavirus restrictions when the new strategy takes effect next Monday.

Nicola Sturgeon said that she would outline what factors will determine what levels each area is put into later this week.

There are five levels from zero at the lowest to four which is similar, but not identical, to a full lockdown.

Ms Sturgeon said that currently level three is broadly what is in place in Glasgow and the rest of the central belt.

And she added: “There may be no immediate changes. We are not going to take unnecessary risks.”

It would mean the rule of no meeting in other people houses and restrictions on hospitality continuing.

The rest of Scotland is under what is roughly equal to level two.

Ms Sturgeon said the way for areas to be moved into a lower level was for there to be a reduction in Covid cases.

And she added: "The best way of moving to a lower level of restrictions and of living more freely is to have a lower level of transmission of the virus.

"The best way we have of driving transmission lower and keeping it low is for all of us to stick to the rules that are in place at any given time.

"And that, of course, is a collective responsibility for all of us."

The First Minister said that discussions with local councils are being held and the levels will be debated in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

The First Minister said the daily figures suggest the restrictions are starting to have an effect

She added: “Cases are slowing but not reducing.”

The latest daily report showed there were 1122 new positive cases of coronavirus recorded and 428 were in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, 274 in Lanarkshire, 105 in Lothian and 97 in Ayrshire and Arran.

There were 1052 people in hospital, an increase of 36 and there were 90 in intensive care, up by 4.

There was one new death registered of a person who had tested positive for Covid-18 in the last 28 days.