The Health Minister says he anticipates all restrictions will be lifted this side of Christmas.
That would mean nightclubs could reopen and live events could resume.
NPHET will meet tomorrow to discuss easing remaining restrictions.
It comes just before the Government reveals its roadmap - which is due to be published next week.
Minister Stephen Donnelly also said it's possible mask wearing may still be required for the foreseeable future in high risk environments.
"The basics are things that we would want to keep doing," he told reporters.