First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said 8000 people had already signed up for the initiative.
The FM was emotional as she shared how much she was looking forward to seeing loved ones again after the coronavirus crisis.
Scotland Cares will look to recruit community volunteers to help combat the Covid-19 outbreak.
Government officials will remind the contractor 'of their responsibilities' amid concerns over their plans.
A Scottish Government drive to build a new team of 'community service volunteers' launches on Monday.
Total patient deaths from coronavirus have risen to 33, and confirmed cases are up by 165 to 1059.
Nicola Sturgeon confirmed 894 cases of coronavirus and 25 patient deaths as of 9am on Thursday.
There are now 719 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Scotland - a rise of 135 in the last 24 hours.
Confirmed cases are up by 85 in a day to stand at 584, Nicola Sturgeon announced.
Nicola Sturgeon confirmed the latest figures as she asked non-essential shops, building sites and salons to shut.
First Minister acknowledges tweet by comedian Janey Godley mimicking her daily briefings.
The First Minister called for the public's help to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in a national address.
The number of Covid-19 patients in Scotland is up more than a fifth in the last 24 hours to 332.
Education secretary will set out the finer details of imminent school closures later.
The government says children won't be 'severely affected' by coronavirus and that they will be better off in their schools.
STV political editor Colin Mackay reports from a media briefing with the First Minister this morning.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she is 'minded' to ban mass gatherings as of next week.
The First Minister told MSPs that officials are still working to delay the spread of Covid-19.
Nicola Sturgeon chairs Scottish Government resilience meeting following outbreaks in Europe.
Rural economy and tourism secretary Fergus Ewing is being investigated over claims from Marine Scotland staff.