Nicola Sturgeon has said Scotland will move to level zero restrictions but with some changes to the original plan.

Scotland will move down to the lowest level next Monday, on July 19.

She said there was a "mix of positive and more challenging developments" relating to the Delta variant.

Some restrictions remain on meeting with others, face covering are still required and working from home remains the guidance.

Key points 

Up to 8 from four households can meet indoors in each other's homes.

Up to 10 people from three households can meet indoors in a public setting like hospitality.

It means 15 people from 15 households can meet outdoors.

Hospitality will require to close at midnight.

She said that is still a "relatively risky environment".

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On physical distancing, indoors in public places the requirement will move from 2 metres to 1 metre. Outdoors the limit on numbers will remain at 15 and with one metre distancing in place.

Working from home will remain the requirement where possible until August 9.

Sturgeon said: "This is a time for continued caution and for government to take tough decisions.

"We will move to level zero but with certain modifications to our plans.

"Certain mitigations such as mandatory wearing of face coverings are likely for some time to come."

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Sturgeon said other countries were re-imposing restrictions and Covid remains a threat.

She said: "A gradual approach stands the best chance on minimising loss of life."

The average, she said, was down from 3300 cases a day at the end of last month to 2700 now.

She said, however, "cases are still high".

Sturgeon added that even 3% ending up in hospital puts pressure on the NHS.

The latest statistics showed there were 2529 new positive cases reported yesterday.

There were 506 people in hospital with Covid, up 37.

Four new deaths were registered yesterday.

There has been more than 3 million people vaccinated with a first dose, including 7163 yesterday.

Another 10, 263 people got a second dose yesterday taking the total who are now fully vaccinated to  2,902,557.