Minister Ryan says further restrictions are a possibility as cases rise

The Transport Minister says reducing the exercise limit from 5 kilometres to 2 is among the possibilities if Level 5 restrictions don't work this month.

However Eamon Ryan says government will wait to see if the current measures stem rising infection rates.

Almost 3,400 Covid-19 cases were recorded here yesterday - a figure that includes some of the 9,000 cases backlogged by an IT systems failure.

Minister Ryan says further restrictions are a possibility: