A meeting is taking place this morning to finalise official guidelines for the return of indoor dining on Monday.
They were expected to be published yesterday – but that’s been delayed until today, after a meeting between Fáilte Ireland, government officials and the attorney-general.
It's expected there will be no time limits, table service only and guidance on ventilation.
Wicklow Publican and president of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, Paul Moynihan, says it's concerning the guidelines haven't been published yet.
Meanwhile A member of NPHET says some Covid restrictions may not be eased for 'a few months'.
Dr Mary Favier says a cautious approach is needed due to the fourth wave, and that it was unlikely venues like nightclubs would open any time soon.