First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she is currently "not cancelling Christmas".

Speaking to parliament today the First Minister said that she was not asking people to sacrifice Christmas because she knows the mental health impact on people.

Instead, she is asking people to limit contact with household groups being limited to three where possible.

However, it has been stated that this is not being enforced by law.

The First Minister said: "I want to be clear, I am not asking anyone to cancel Christmas.

"I am asking everyone as far as possible to reduce the contacts we have with people in other households".

The new guidance comes as the First Minister also said that Omicron cases were beginning to increase the country, but only two cases have been recorded in hospital, despite some reports that the number was much higher.