The FM was challenged over care homes as new figures showed more than 1700 deaths of residents from Covid-19.
Scotland's test, trace and isolate regime will go live on Thursday, Nicola Sturgeon said.
The First Minister said the 'integrity' of public health advice is more important than losing an adviser.
Breaking lockdown rules over the bank holiday weekend could see plans to ease restrictions postponed, the FM warned.
Scotland is on track to begin easing the lockdown from next Thursday, but Scots should 'use their judgement'.
The FM said we shouldn't slip back into 'old and bad ways of doing things' as the economy recovers from Covid-19.
You will be allowed to meet members of another household but will have to observe physical distancing.
Tour guides who took delegates from a coronavirus-hit conference around Edinburgh 'were never contact traced'.
Coronavirus testing in Scotland has also been extended to anyone over the age of five with symptoms.
The First Minister said we still cannot relax yet despite deaths involving coronavirus falling for two weeks in a row.
Nicola Sturgeon branded the message 'vague and imprecise' and told Scots the advice is still 'stay at home'.
The First Minister announced people can go outside for exercise as many times a day as they like from Monday.
People could be allowed to spend more time outdoors if regulations are altered by the Scottish Government.
The First Minister told Scotland Tonight that parts of the UK could move at a slightly different pace.
The First Minister said there could be some easing on the amount of daily exercise people are allowed.
A new Scottish Government paper says children could return to school 'in blocks of a few days or a week at a time'.
Outlining a 'test, trace, isolate' strategy, Nicola Sturgeon said it would help lift lockdown but is not 'a quick fix'.
Nicola Sturgeon said the call will be made in discussion with local authorities.
Professor Harry Burns said continued widespread Covid-19 testing 'could have kept a lid on things much earlier'.
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