NPHET has warned the government against any significant easing of Covid restrictions over the next few weeks.
Public health officials gave a sobering presentation to a group of senior cabinet Ministers last night, warning of a fourth wave.
The measures planned for easing in April are still on the table as the cabinet meets this afternoon.
They include lifting the 5km exercise limit, allowing some construction to return, some outdoor meet-ups and underage sport.
Junior Minister Niall Collins says he expects the measures to be introduced on a phased basis: