The Taoiseach has warned if restrictions are eased too quickly this month it could wreck the summer.
Micheal Martin told his party last night that being too liberal with reopening is risky.
Meanwhile NPHET's appealing to people who plan on meeting up against advice over the Easter holiday to do so outdoors.
It's also warning a slight increase in the R number could mean 1,000 daily cases by the end of June.
Assistant Professor of virology at UCD, Dr. Gerald Barry, says people gathering over the coming days is a concern.
Meanwhile France is closing all its schools and going into a new nationwide lockdown from this weekend - as Covid-19 cases continue to surge there.
President Emmanuel Macron's ordered a month-long domestic travel ban.
He's warning the French public they're at risk of "losing control".