TOUGHER lockdown restrictions will come into force in Clydebank and across Scotland this weekend in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19 cases.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced six new measures which will take effect from Saturday, January 16 as coronavirus cases continue to rise and daily deaths reached a new record level.

Here's how the restrictions will change:

Click and collect retail services would have to 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 can only be served from a hatch.

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 place inside houses will only be permitted for essential upgrade and maintenance.

People will no longer be permitted to leave or remain outside their home for anything other than an essential purpose - a move Ms Sturgeon said was aimed at closing a loophole in previous restrictions.

Warning MSPs that the new variant of the virus was "spreading rapidly", she said: "The situation we face remains extremely serious."

She said new cases were still far too high and pressure on NHS was increasing further, and added: "We must continue to do as much as posisble to reduce case numbers."

In a statement to Parliament, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said:

“The situation we face in relation to the virus remains extremely serious.

“We must continue to do everything possible to reduce case numbers – this is essential to relieve the pressure on our NHS and to save lives.

“Both individually and collectively, these additional measures – in further reducing the interactions that allow the virus to spread – will help our essential efforts to suppress it.

“At this critical and dangerous moment, please stay home; protect the NHS; save lives.”

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

There were 1,794 people with Covid-19 in hospital, up 77 - and 1,005 new cases were admitted in the first week of January alone.

There were 134 people in intensive care units - up by one - and another 79 deaths involving Covid-19 were registered in the last 24 hours.