The Government's new COVID-19 plan is not expected to set out specific reopening dates for different sectors of the economy.
A revised 'living with COVID' plan is due to be revealed next week, although a vast majority of the current restrictions are likely to remain until Easter.
Exact dates are unlikely to be provided for reopening of different sectors like last summer, as ministers are conscious the new variants of coronavirus have changed the situation.
Instead, the focus will be on managing the situation until a critical mass of vaccinations is reached.
However, some of the current restrictions are likely to be eased early next month after over two months of full level five restrictions.
Small outdoor meetings of some capacity are likely to be allowed from March - while exact numbers have yet to be finalised, people are likely to be able to meet friends or family from one or two households outdoors for short periods of time.
There may be some relaxing of the 5km travel rule.
Although April is said to be a loose target for allowing indoor visits to resume, that will be dependent on virus and vaccination rates.
Most of the construction sector is likely to open in March - with house and apartment building to fully re-start, and construction of office or commercial properties the only area to remain shut at first.
Sources have said hospitality is unlikely to reopen before June, and that the May bank holiday would be the ‘very earliest’ for some sort of reopening if the situation improves dramatically before then.
Newstalk’s political correspondent Sean Defoe told The Pat Kenny Show: “One thing they are trying to avoid in this particular roadmap is the sort of anticipation effect we saw with the second lockdown - where by the middle of November everyone was going about their business again, because we all knew the country was going to open up in December.
“What they’re trying to avoid in this plan is setting very specific dates.”
Meanwhile, the Government had been hoping to give students certainty at tomorrow's Cabinet meeting about how this year's Leaving Cert will run.
However, the ASTI's brief withdrawal from the talks last week means there's likely to be a delay.
While Cabinet will get an update tomorrow, it may not make a final decision.
Those negotiations with the unions are continuing this afternoon.
A separate process of talks is underway about the reopening of schools, and it’s hoped that will happen on a phased basis in March.