Level 3 restrictions will come into force across the country from midnight tonight.
That's after the Cabinet rejected a recommendation from the National Public Health Emergency team that would see the country moving to level 5 - the highest level of restrictions.
The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has played down any rift between NPHET and the Government over implementing Covid restrictions.
That's despite Tánaiste Leo Varadkar saying last night that the proposals from Dr Tony Holohan were "not thought through".
The new restrictions will be reviewed by Ministers in three weeks time.