It's not expected that extra Covid restrictions will be put in place in border counties.
The rate of Covid-19 in Monaghan, Donegal and Cavan remains significantly higher than the rest of the country.
The Government is expected to lead the country to a "personal responsibility" model of public health guidelines as restrictions are set to be largely lifted next month.
However, Professor Sam McConkey from the Royal College of Surgeons says asymptomatic spread isn't as big a concern because of the high vaccine uptake rate.
He told Shannonside Northern Sound that tightening restrictions isn't the only way to prevent outbreaks.