A member of the National Public Health Emergency Team believes not enough is being done to stop the spread of Covid-19, and there is too much movement nationwide.
It comes as the the Chief Medical Officer has once again appealed to employers to allow staff work from home if they can.
There have been 2,944 more cases of Covid 19 and thirteen more patients have died.
Dr Tony Holohan is asking people to stay at home saying there is no group who should feel the public health advice doesn't apply to them.
Dr Mary Favier is a member of NPHET and is Covid-19 advisor to the Irish College of General Practitioners - she says this lockdown isn't the same as the first one.
An infectious diseases expert says it will take weeks more for our third wave of Covid-19 to tail off.
Professor Sam McConkey of the RCSI says the surge in cases after Christmas has created many more secondary infections.