Speaking at her daily briefing from the Scottish Government's HQ in Edinburgh on Friday, the First Minister said: “It is a reasonable thing for me to say right now - bearing in mind these decisions have not been taken in any final sense.
“But it is not going to be the case that schools are back to normal in any way, shape or form this side of the summer holidays.
“We are of course discussing whether it is possible for any pupils to go back in that time-frame, but if it is - and we haven't concluded that yet - it's likely to be on a very limited basis."
Ms Sturgeon also said that while she was "very keen" to get the economy moving again, social interactions had to be considered "carefully".
"A life where you go to work but stay locked down with no family interaction for the rest of the time is not one many of us, if any of us, would enjoy.
"Given that we are likely to have for quite a while to come very limited room for manoeuvre on that - and I want to stress that that is the case - we will need to get these balances as right as possible."
For that reason, she said the Scottish Government was paying "close attention" to ideas members of the public are putting forward on how restrictions could be eased.
Ms Sturgeon said polling showed "widespread endorsement" for her Government's approach to dealing with the virus.
She said 84% of people agreed with a "slow and gradual lifting of restrictions" while 82% agreed that before any further changes are made to the lockdown the impact of any changes that have already been made should be assessed.
Ms Sturgeon added that 86% of Scots agreed that decisions on when and how to lift restrictions "must be based on saving lives and protecting the NHS".
A message from the Editor:
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.
Subscribe to scotsman.com and enjoy unlimited access to Scottish news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit https://www.scotsman.com/subscriptions now to sign up.
Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.