A meeting is taking place between the government and opposition.
Clarity is expected on the re-opening of schools this evening.
Education Minister Norma Foley will meet with opposition parties today to discuss the current plan for pupils to return on January 11th.
President of the Irish Primary Principals' Network, Offaly's Damien White believes teachers and students could be set for another spell of online learning as cases of covid-19 remain high.
He says members have been dealing with fallout from cases since the Christmas break started: