On Monday Scotland will enter another national lockdown which is likely to last until spring, reported The Times newspaper.
In a statement Scottish government leader Nicola Sturgeon had said her cabinet is scheduled to meet on Monday to discuss potential steps to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus-induced COVID-19 pandemic.
Scotland is expected to push back the reopening of schools beyond January 18.
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had said tougher lockdown restrictions were most probably incoming to keep COVID-19 cases on the bay.
Johnson sets policy for England, with rules in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales set by their devolved authorities.
COVID-19 cases in Britain have touched new heights fuelled by a more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, which emerged from Wuhan, China.
So far, Britain has recorded 54,990 new cases of the mutant virus as of Sunday and has registered more than 75,000 deaths from the pandemic.