FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed tougher lockdown changes across Scotland.

Coronavirus cases have continued to rise and daily deaths have reached a new record level, Ms Sturgeon told MSPs.

Here are the six changes to take effect from Saturday:

Click and collect retail services will be limited to essential services.

Click and collect appointments will need to be staggered and no waiting inside for collection allowed.

Takeaways will be restricted: customers will not be able to wait inside and food orders can only be served from a delivery hatch or doorway.

It will be against the law to drink alcohol outdoors in public anywhere in Scotland.

Employers will need to, in law, allow staff to work from home where possible.

Work taking inside houses will only be permitted for essential upkeep and maintenance.

The law will be amended for people not to leave or remain outside home for anything other than an essential purpose.

Telling MSPs the new variant of the virus was "spreading rapidly", Ms Sturgeon said: "The situation we face remains extremely serious."


She said new case numbers were still far too high and pressure on NHS was increasing further.

She said "We must continue to do as much as posisble to reduce dase numbers."

The latest statistics showed there were 1,949 new cases reported.

There are 1,794 people in hospital, up by 77, and 1,005 people were admitted in the first week of Janaury alone.

There were 134 people in intensive care units, up by one.

Another 79 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.