Nicola Sturgeon has announced new household lockdown restrictions in three council areas including Glasgow. 

Here's what you need to know:

Where are lockdown restrictions in place? 

The restrictions apply to residents in West Dunbartonshire, the City of Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.

These measures will affect more than 800,000 people.

If anyone in these areas is showing symptoms then everyone in the household should self-isolate for two weeks.

All non-essential indoor visits to care homes and hospitals are also now suspended in the above areas, although outdoor visits to care homes can continue.

When will the restrictions come into force and how long could they last?

Nicola Sturgeon has said restrictions will come into force from midnight on Tuesday.

The measures will be reviewed in a week's time, but it's expected they will be in place for two weeks. 

The First Minister also said she can't guarantee the restrictions won't be imposed for longer, or that tougher measures won't be brought in to tackle the spread of coronavirus in the affected areas.

Can I visit people from other households?

The restrictions in place mean that people can no longer host those from other households or visit other households indoors. 

However, some exceptions will apply, including emergencies, caring for vulnerable people or people in ‘extended households’.

Households who have formed an extended household and people providing care and support – for example caring for an elderly family member or delivering shopping - can continue to meet indoors with enhanced hygiene measures in place.

In addition, members of different households can continue to meet outdoors, including in gardens, and in hospitality settings, provided all existing guidance is followed.

Will schools and nurseries stay open?

Yes, schools and nurseries will remain open and plans for the opening of colleges and universities will go ahead as planned. 

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The First Minister said: “The rise in new COVID-19 cases in all three of these local authority areas is of significant concern and these figures remind us all that the virus has not gone away. We are at a stage of this pandemic where we must all act with extreme caution. 

“Following discussions with local public health officials and local authorities, it is necessary to ask people in Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire to limit their contact with other households.

“People living in these areas should not meet with other households in indoor household settings for at least two weeks, except where they are providing essential care and support, or have formed an extended household. People can continue to meet other households outside and in other settings but I would ask everyone to be extra vigilant, to follow all guidance and to isolate and book a test if they have any symptoms. 

“Above all, I want to emphasise that getting a test – and even getting a negative result – is not a substitute for self-isolating. If you have symptoms, or if you are contacted by our Test and Protect team and told to do so, you will need to self-isolate.

“I understand this will not be welcome news for people living in Glasgow, East Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire but it is necessary to help us limit the spread of COVID-19. Acting now gives us the time and the space to protect people and get more control over the virus.”