A new opinion poll has shown a majority of the population is in favour of the continued use of Covid vaccine certs after next Friday.
The majority of restrictions had been due to be lifted then, but rising case numbers look likely to lead to a more cautious approach by Government.
The Irish Mail on Sunday poll shows that 76% of those surveyed believe unvaccinated people should be subjected to continuing restrictions after October 22nd.
82% want to see mask wearing remain in certain settings, while 70% would like to see the Covid digital cert remain. This allows those vaccinated against, or recovered from the virus allowed entry to indoor hospitality.
42% said they want restrictions to remain on high risk activities like Nightclubs and 37% want limits on the number of people at events and social distancing indoors to remain.
The poll shows that just 12% want to see all remaining restrictions lifted next week.
The National Public Health Emergency team is due to meet tomorrow to make recommendations to the Government about what restrictions should stay and what should go from next Friday. Cabinet is due to decide on these on Tuesday.