Education Minister Norma Foley will hold a meeting with public health officials next Tuesday, in light of the growing numbers of Covid-19 infections.
It comes ahead of the planned reopening of schools next Thursday.
In a statement, the Minister said she recognises the huge importance of school for children and young people.
She said infection control measures are kept under constant review, and the the Department of Education is continuing to engage with public health officials over the holiday period.
It's as the number of confirmed Covid cases is down slightly to 20,110 according to figures from the The Health Protection Surveillance Centre.
Despite the slight drop in figures the Chief Medical Officer said that we can expect to see figures climb in the coming weeks.
As the countdown to New Year's eve celebrations gets underway Dr Tony Holohan said parties should be avoided at all costs as the Omicron variant has a far greater ability to spread indoors at a greater rate than the previous variant.
"Unfortunately, things like New Year's Eve parties - this is not a safe time for people to be gathering, particularly indoors.
"Because this virus seems to love these conditions, where people come together, and ventilation might not be adequate, and so on.
"This virus has this capacity to have these so-called superspreader events and to spread in these situations which is greatly in excess of Delta."