The two-metre social distancing guidelines may be relaxed in the coming weeks to help the hospitality sector and to allow schools to reopen.
The rule is set to be reviewed amid concerns from businesses that they will be unable to reopen under current measures.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has also said the rule may not be practical if it stops schools reopening.
While the current advice is that two metres are safer than one, Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan has said that the advice is “not a rule” but is guidance along with all the other guidance.
Phase two of the lockdown easing saw all retail stores reopening on Monday, but restaurants and pubs serving food cannot reopen until June 29th.
Business Minister Heather Humphreys said that restaurants and the entire hospitality sector is working with Failte Ireland and they have put together some protocols.
Minister Humphreys added: “As part of their work, they are looking at the implementation of the two-metre rule across the hospitality sector and, provided that coronavirus figures go in the right direction and the transmission rate remains low, it might be that, in certain spaces, it won’t be necessary to strictly apply the two-metre rule. But again, this is all under review.”