The National Public Health Emergency Team has not recommended any new restrictions following its meeting today.

However, the team said more data is needed on the impact of cases on ICUs.

The number of patients in ICU is down four to 90.

It is understood there are also no changes suggested to the close contact rules, which would not happen until after cases peak which is predicted for next week.

Earlier, the Department of Health announced that people who have received an additional dose of a Covid-19 vaccine will be issued an updated Digital Covid Certificate starting from tonight.

The new certs will be automatically issued over the coming days to people who have received an additional or booster vaccination in recent months.

More than 2.2 million additional doses have been administered so far.

Recipients of these vaccines can start to expect a Digital COVID Certificate recording their additional dose from this afternoon.

The Department of Health said the process of issuing these certificates will take a number of days, and people are advised to check their email.

New EU regulations on travel take effect from 1 February, with a new 9-month maximum validity period for EU Digital Covid Certs based on a completed vaccination regime.

The Department said it is not currently planning to use similar validity periods for "domestic use" such as indoor dining.

The updated Digital Covid Certificate will contain a QR code, as before, and the new certificate can be stored on the Covid Tracker App, replacing the old one.

The Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly also said that people can request a Digital Covid Cert of recovery if they have recovered from Covid-19 in the last six months.

Meanwhile, the Department of Health has confirmed that fully vaccinated passengers arriving into Ireland no longer require a negative PCR or antigen test.

The Cabinet agreed new travel rules yesterday which has resulted in the requirement for vaccinated passengers to have a negative Covid-19 test being dropped.

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Unvaccinated travellers will still be required to show a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival.

The Government moved to require all passengers to have a negative test for the virus when the Omicron variant of Covid-19 first emerged last year.

However, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said now that it is the dominant variant in Ireland the Government has dropped that requirement for vaccinated passengers.

Pre-departure Covid tests for travellers arriving in Northern Ireland are also to be scrapped.

The Department of Health said fully vaccinated passengers and under-18s will no longer need to take a pre-departure test or self-isolate on arrival, from 4am tomorrow.

Fully vaccinated passengers are still required to complete a passenger locator form and take a test on or before day two of their arrival.

Additional reporting PA