Visitors to nursing homes will soon need to show their Digital Covid Certificate.
Updated guidance is expected to be issued next week, which will require people to show proof of vaccination or immunity when visiting a nursing home.
This week, the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly asked the HSE to resume widespread testing of nursing home staff, as community transmission levels rise.
Nursing Homes Ireland is once again appealing to people not to visit a nursing home if they have any symptoms of Covid-19.
Chief Executive of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, says nursing home operators are constantly balancing risk: