The Cabinet will be considering today a proposal that would advise people to work from home if possible.
Described as being far-reaching, the move would advise people to attend a workplace only when it’s necessary.
The proposal follows almost five hours of discussions between Taoiseach Micheál Martin, health officials and the Cabinet Covid Committee last night.
Among the other measures being considered is the extension of the Covid-19 vaccine pass, which may be required for environments beyond indoor hospitality such as barbers, hairdressers and gyms.
Such measures are being taken by Cabinet in an attempt to tackle the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.
Currently, a best-case scenario estimate from health officials is between 200 to 220 people requiring ICU beds along with 1,100 to 1,200 requiring hospital care next month.
Plans for subsidised antigen testing is still being worked on while the Government is hoping to speed up the roll-out of vaccine boosters with approval granted to those aged between 50 and 59 to receive a booster.
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