There are concerns about a rise in the number of Covid 19 cases.
The Chief Medical Officer says the increase in the average daily five day case count is a worrying development.
The estimated national 14-day incidence rate is just over 126, its lowest point since early October - however Leitrim, Offaly and Waterford have seen continued rises in recent days.
The incidence of the virus across the region sees Roscommon with a rate of 166, Mayo 116, Sligo 111 and Galway with an infection rate of 86 per 100,000 people.
Professor of Immunology, Paul Moynagh, says Covid 19 can spread quickly in the Winter.