The lockdown measures, which came into force across Northern Ireland on Boxing Day 2020, have been extended until March 5.
It has also been reported that Michelle O’Neill and Arlene Foster were advised restrictions may have to remain in place until after Easter.
All non-essential retail will remain closed while employees are being encouraged to work from home where possible.
Family gatherings are prohibited and people have been ordered to stay at home for all but essential reasons.
First Minister Arlene Foster said extending the restrictions was an “appropriate and necessary response” to tackle the “imminent threat” posed by Covid-19.
She said she understood it would be difficult for many people to accept, but “to not press forward would risk all of the hard-won gains”.
Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said the Executive “don’t know what will come after [5 March]”, however they remain hopefully that be Spring things the R number will see a reduction and restrictions will be eased.
The Republic of Ireland has also announced an extension of their lockdown restrictions.