Crunch talks aimed at facilitating the swift return of indoor dining will take place this afternoon.
Hospitality representatives will meet senior government officials to finalise a plan, following exploratory talks earlier this week.
Among the measures to be raised are covid passes, which would allow vaccinated or recovered people access indoor dining.
Any agreement reached at today's meeting will be presented to Cabinet for approval next week.
Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association, Adrian Cummins, is hopeful a resolution can be found.