A possible increase of the 5km travel limit is one of the few changes introduced by the Government in the coming days.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said there is a very narrow scope for lifting restrictions and the Government approach will be cautious.
The National Public Health Emergency Team will make a recommendation to the Government tomorrow on the overall situation regarding current Covid guidelines.
These will then be considered by the Cabinet sub-committee on Covid-19, which will then make recommendations to the full Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning.
Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week, Mr Coveney said the Government wants to avoid a fourth wave of the virus and not see a situation where restrictions are eased but then have to be reintroduced.
He said “We don’t have that NPHET recommendation yet, but I don’t think it is any secret that NPHET and indeed the Government recognise that the people need some room to breathe here,” he said.
“I would expect, but I can’t be sure, that we would be looking at the 5km restriction, that we’d be looking at outdoor activity, that we will certainly want to facilitate completing the full return to school for children after 5 April,” he said.
Mr Coveney said the Government would like to allow further construction activity if it can be done safely and that all decisions will be led by public health guidance.