Provisional dates could be given for the reopening of beer gardens and hairdressers.
An education policy expert warns gap between richest and poorest pupils could be five times wider by December.
MSPs were told full-time education for all pupils is impossible while two-metre distancing remains in place.
The £46.7m funding pot will assist bus operators to ramp up services while maintaining social distancing.
As many stores across Scotland get ready to welcome back customers other businesses will have to wait longer for the green light.
You will be able to visit up to two households outdoors but not indoors, unless you count as an 'extended' household.
The First Minister will update the country on Scotland's lockdown measures on Thursday.
The FM said lifting restrictions too quickly risks a second wave which would be 'economically counterproductive'.
Nicola Sturgeon gave the go-ahead last week for a 'gradual' resumption of work in the sector.
Nicola Sturgeon says she is 'very hopeful' Scotland can move to phase two of its lockdown exit strategy.
The Scottish Government is hoping to move to 'phase three' of its plan to exit lockdown in July.
The FM said the latest R number - the reproduction rate of coronavirus - would be published on Thursday.
The shift could see indoor meetings allowed between two households and the reopening of beer gardens.
The RMT has written to the First Minister saying it is confident the industry can get going with the strictest possible guidelines.
Nicola Sturgeon also said attending mass demonstrations this weekend over George Floyd's death is 'not safe'.
Researcher Barry Black said the poverty-related attainment gap will have widened since schools were forced to close.
Labour market report finds drop in permanent placements in May is the second steepest in more than 17 years.
Walkers will not be at risk of a fine or arrest if they stick to the phase one guidelines, Mountaineering Scotland has said.
A man and woman allegedly made a 60-mile trip to Beinn A' Chroin on Saturday before getting into difficulty.
On Saturday, people flocked to parks and beaches to safely reunite with family and friends.