Parents are expected to be told to limit their child's social interactions to just one activity a week, under new Government guidelines.
It's as Health Minister Stephen Donnelly has promised clarity for guardians over how they should keep their child safe from the spread of COVID-19.
Senior ministers are considering new guidelines that would see children from third class up wearing masks in school, on public transport, and in shops.
"The analysis we saw last night shows that it is particularly high in 9, 10, and 11 year-olds, and hence the recommendation for masks from third class up" said Minister Donnelly, with growing concern around the spread in primary schools.
"The evidence we have suggests that they really have been effective in secondary schools, so we'll be discussing that this morning."
However, Sinn Féin are calling for extra supports to be introduced for businesses that cater to children.
Their Health spokesperson and Waterford TD David Cullinane says some businesses will be impacted by the government's expected advice:
"If the public health message from the government and from NPHET is that people should limit their social interactions, then obviously that will have consequences for some industries.
"What I want to see is proper supports put in place for workers that might lose their jobs, or lose hours, or businesses that are affected.
"We want to see that joined-up approach."