The Taoiseach will give an address to the nation at around 6pm on the updated Living with COVID plan.
It’s expected to set out the timetable for re-opening schools alongside an extension of the Level Five restrictions.
An update on the vaccine roll-out plan and the priority list for vaccination is also expected this evening
Meanwhile Health Minister Stephen Donnelly is under fire after wrongly casting doubt over the re-opening of schools in a TV interview last night.
Labour leader Alan Kelly saying it puts a question mark over his competence.