The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) has recommended Level 5 restrictions for the entire country in a letter to the Government tonight.
They have suggested the country be put on Level 5 restrictions for up to 4 weeks.
It is understood the Government are both surprised and shocked at the proposal and will seek a meeting with the Chief Medical Officer on Monday.
Earlier today 364 cases confirmed with no deaths.
Of these cases 8 were in County Wicklow.
This evening a secondary school in North Wicklow confirmed it had a positive case in the school, parents have been notified.