The Taoiseach says the Government will accept the Chief Medical Officer's recommendation to stand down NPHET.
In a letter to the Health Minister Tony Holohan suggested a smaller group be set up to continue to monitor the spread of Covid-19.
NPHET met yesterday, and for the first time members were not given a date for it's next gathering.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin says it will be stood down but advice will still be needed.
Meanwhile, face-masks will no longer be required by law after February 28th.
The Taoiseach has confirmed the government will be accepting NPHET's advice in relation to mask-wearing.
Health officials recommended they no longer be needed in any environment, except healthcare.