The health watchdog is to carry out a risk-assessment to see which nursing homes need more help to deal with Covid-19.
It's one of the recommendations top health officials have made to deal with clusters of the virus in nursing homes.
Yesterday, the virus claimed a further 17 lives in the republic of Ireland, bringing the death toll to 71, while 325 new cases have been confirmed.
There are now 3,235 confirmed cases across the country.
Health Minister, Wicklow T.D. Simon Harris says a number of measures are to be taken to deal the outbreaks in nursing homes