Minister for Health Simon Harris has warned that allowing complacency to set in, in efforts to combat Covid-19, could be disastrous and potentially fatal.
In a video message on Twitter, the Minister says the progress made by the Irish people could be undone.
Testing of staff and residents in nursing home will continue this week as the focus remains on extinguishing and preventing outbreaks in long term residential care.
There are encouraging signs that the situation in Ireland is stabilising.
Hospital admissions fell for the third day in a row yesterday and ICU admissions remain relatively stable.
However, latest figures show 610 people have now died in the Republic from Covid 19, while there are more than 15 thousand confirmed cases.
39 people with the virus died yesterday, 2 of those deaths were in the west.
The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Mayo now stands at 312, in Galway there are 283 cases, and 76 confirmed cases in both Sligo and Roscommon.
As of 8pm on Saturday evening last there were 27 patients with confirmed Covid 19 at Mayo University Hospital with a further 18 patients with suspected cases of the virus.