The WHO says capacity in the health system is the most important factor when deciding whether pandemic restrictions should be lifted.
NPHET meets tomorrow, ahead of a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday where the Government will decide on the further easing of restrictions on October 22nd.
The Department of Health has reported 1,380 new cases of Covid-19 today, a decrease of 800 on yesterday's figure.
There are 459 people in hospital with the virus, an increase of 53 since yesterday, with 74 in ICU - which is up three.
Dr Margaret Harris from the World Health Organisation, says Covid restrictions should be decided according to hospital capacity as we head towards the winter season: