The First Minister took to Twitter this morning to urge Scotland to follow new restrictions currently implemented in council areas and new rules which apply across Scotland on Monday.
She warned positive Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the West of Scotland and asked people not to let others into their homes or visit friends and family inside their homes.
As of 12am this morning those those living in North and South Lanarkshire should not invite anyone into their homes or visit other people for an indoor meeting.
It comes after Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire were placed under the same restrictions earlier this week.
The SNP leader warned Scots they must follow the updated rules as cases continue to spike across Europe.
She wrote: ” COVID is on the rise again across the UK and Europe.
“Keeping it under control requires care and vigilance from all of us.
“And bluntly, it means restricting as far as possible our interactions with other households.
“So I am asking everyone to follow some important advice.
“If – as I do – you live in Glasgow, East or West Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, North or South Lanarkshire, please do not visit other households at all for now (unless providing care).
“Cases are rising fastest in central belt so we must be extra vigilant here.
“In the rest of the country, please limit social gatherings, indoors and outdoors, to six people from a maximum of two households (children under 12 don’t count towards the limit of 6).
“Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, remember FACTS
– Face coverings in enclosed spaces
– Avoid crowded places Clean hands and surfaces regularly
– Two metre distancing from people in other households
– Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.
By following these steps, we all play our part in protecting Scotland.
“It’s tough but it’s necessary. We are all in this together – and only together can we control COVID and save lives.
The recent surge in cases means Scotland is unable to move out of phase 3 of the pandemic road map.
Other coronavirus measures will come into force on into force on Monday.