Visitor restrictions are being tightened at nursing homes in Dublin from Sunday.
It follows yesterday's meeting of the National Public Health Emergency team.
There has been growing concern about the increase in the number of cases of covid-19 in the capital.
CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland, Tadhg Daly, says the new restrictions will be for three weeks:
"The restriction will be to one nominated visitor per resident for the period of three weeks"
The Department of Health says the restrictions are necessary in order to protect vulnerable residents and will be kept under review.