Senior German officials are calling for clarity on the lifting of measures for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as the country's case rate continues to fall.
Cabinet could consider legislation on Wednesday and it could be approved by the end of the week in parliament, vice chancellor Olaf Scholz told broadcaster ARD on Sunday.
Contact restrictions and curfews could be eased according to Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht's draft law that the government plans to discuss internally early this week.
Some states have already eased restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated.
People need not show a negative test result before shopping, for example, or can avoid going into quarantine on returning from certain countries.
The discussion comes as case numbers decrease.
There were 16,290 new cases, and 110 deaths, within the past day, the Robert Koch Institute for disease control said on Sunday.
It noted that the infection rate was falling even though figures from Bremen were missing.
The seven-day incidence rate, the number of new cases per 100,000 people over a week, is 146.5, down from 165.6 a week ago.
However some are calling for continued caution.
"We are not out of the worst yet," Susanne Johna, head of the doctors' union Marburger Bund doctors' union told Rheinische Post newspaper.
The situation has not noticeably improved on intensive care wards, said Gernot Marx, president of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
Conditions there were still tense and stressful, he said in a YouTube video on Sunday.
There are 5029 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, the organisation said in its Sunday report.