Nicola Sturgeon said there will be no changes to the lockdown levels across Scotland this week.

The First Minister said cases are rising across Scotland and there was a need for continued caution.

She said people are still ending up in hospital, although vaccinations were helping to reduce serious illness.

Sturgeon said: “There are no immediate changes to levels of protections that apply to different areas of the country.”

It means Glasgow remains in level two along with most of the central belt, and other mainland local authority areas remain in level one.

The latest statistics showed there were 695 new positive cases reported yesterday, 5% of tests carried out.

There were 121 people in hospital, down 1 and there were 12 patients in intensive care, the same as yesterday and no new deaths were reported.

The First Minister said that the vaccinations programme was continuing to make progress.

There are 3,403,866 people who have had a first dose, including 17,545 who had dose on Monday.

The First Minister said that almost exactly three quarters of adults have now had a first dose.

She said that 30,944 people received a second dose on Monday meaning now 2,282,20 have had both doses.

Sturgeon said: “That means more than half is fully vaccinated with two does.

She added these were “heartening milestones.”

The First Minister also aid she can “confirm if the JCVI recommends the vaccine for children aged 12 and over we will move as quickly as possible to implement their advice”.