NPHET will meet today to advise the government on the further easing of Covid-19 restriction this Friday.
So-called 'Freedom Day' would see many of the last remaining rules lifted, such as limits on large gatherings and night-time openings for pubs and nightclubs.
It comes amid rising infection rates and hospitalisations, with 1,380 new cases confirmed yesterday, and 470 covid patients in hospital.
A final decision on lifting restrictions will be made by Cabinet tomorrow.
Infectious Diseases expert, Professor Sam McConkey says opening everything on October 22nd wouldn't be wise:
Meanwhile the National Immunisation Advisory Committee will also meet today to consider expanding the roll-out of booster covid vaccines.
Currently only people over 80 and those over 65 in nursing homes can avail of a third jab.
The European Medicines Agency previously said a third dose of Pfizer can be given to over 18s provided it's six months after a second dose.