The Cabinet will meet today to consider if Stage 4 of the roadmap for reopening will go ahead as planned next Monday.
Principal among this will be health advice on the potential impact the full reopening of pubs may have on schools resuming in September.
It comes as the number of new cases of Covid-19 in the past week remain high.
46 new infections were recorded yesterday – 85 percent of which were in people under 45.
Whereas the numbers remained unchanged in Sligo and Leitrim, two new cases were reported in Donegal.