Schools are set to remain closed for the rest of the month.
The cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19 is meeting to discuss the closure of schools, with construction sites also on the agenda.
The 5 kilometre limit on travel for exercise and recreation is likely to remain as it is.
The Government says it understands the impact not reopening schools will have on the health and well being of children.
Speaking on his way into Government buildings, Minister Eamon Ryan says any closure will be relatively short-lived.
The Finance Minister says he believes keeping construction sites open will be very important to help the economy recover in 2021.
However, Minister Paschal Donohoe says NPHET will inform Cabinet of what impact this may have on the spread of the virus