Some government ministers are pushing for physical distancing rules to be relaxed.
The Irish Examiner reports ‘robust’ discussions were held at Cabinet yesterday about changing the advice from two metres to one.
Current World Health Organisation guidelines state keeping a one metre distance from each other is sufficient.
A meeting could be held next week between Cabinet ministers and the Chief Medical Officer to discuss the rules.
Meanwhile, there are now 24,506 cases of Covid-19 in the country, with 4 new cases confirmed here in Clare yesterday.
The total number of cases in this county is now 319.