The majority of the current lockdown restrictions are set to be extended “until the Easter period”, the Taoiseach has said.
An Taoiseach said the government is “looking at a continuation of a high level of restrictions” into April.
Micheál Martin confirmed the strategy the government is pursuing is one of prolonged suppression of the virus and keeping the numbers down.
He said that people can assume Level 5 restrictions will largely remain in place until Easter, but said it would “take stock” in a couple of weeks time.
As stated repeatedly by those in government over the last few weeks, the priority remains the phased return of schools and construction.