COVID-19 Update - 1st April

In the latest of Cardiff Council's regular COVID-19 updates: cemeteries to temporarily close after large number of weekend visitors, and Cardiff Market changes ensure stalls selling essentials can remain open. 


Cardiff cemeteries to temporarily close after large number of weekend visitors

Four Cardiff cemeteries are to be temporarily closed to the public, unless they are attending a funeral, following a weekend which saw large numbers of people visiting the sites and failing to adhere to government instructions on social distancing. 

Cabinet Member with responsibility for Bereavement Services, Cllr Michael Michael said: "Closing these sites isn't something we're doing lightly, but during the current emergency, public safety, and limiting the spread of COVID-19 has to come first. 

"Unfortunately, the unusually high number of visitors this weekend, coupled with the lack of social distancing taking place, means we have to do what many authorities in other areas have already done - restrict access. 

From 2ndApril the gates at Cathays Cemetery, Western Cemetery and Pantmawr Cemetery will be locked at all times, with limited access, for a maximum of ten immediate family members, only granted when funerals and burials are taking place on site. 

Access to Thornhill Cemetery and Crematorium will also be restricted. In line with Welsh Government legislation the Crematorium itself will be closed to the wider public, with the exception of a maximum of 10 immediate family members attending funerals and burials.  No public access will be allowed to other areas of the site, such as the gardens, memorials or Book of Remembrance. 

Cllr Michael added: "We understand that some people will find this difficult, for example if they are unable to visit a relative on an anniversary, and we are sympathetic to that, but these are challenging times and ultimately we have to do everything necessary to keep people safe." 


Cardiff Market

Changes have been introduced at Cardiff Market to ensure that essential traders can continue providing fresh produce to customers across the city during the COVID19 outbreak. 

Market trading hours have been reduced to 8am to 1.30pm, with entrance and exit via St Mary St only, so that the market team can control the number of customers entering the building and ensure a safe queuing system.  

Traders open are: 

E Aston (Fishmongers) Limited

Ashton's, who have been part of Cardiff Market since its opening in 1891, are offering a fresh counter service and a free delivery service across the city. They are Wales' largest independent fishmongers and their highly skilled fishmongers can offer the best and widest selection of fish to its customers. Please call their order line on 029 2022 9201 for free delivery.


JT Morgan Butchers

JT Morgan Butchers, which was established in 1861, is a family run butcher which boasts accolades from the likes of Rick Stein, Raymond Blanc and Angela Gray. They provide a range of high quality meats, including salt marsh lamb. Please contact JT Morgan's order line on 029 2038 8434  for delivery.


K Blackmore & Sons Butchers

Blackmore Butchers have a reputation for quality meats and unusual cuts. They have been part of the market for many years and have a loyal band of customers. From quality aged beef cuts, to goat meat and pigs heads, Blackmore Butchers offer a quality butchery service. Please call 029 2039 0401 for information on their delivery service.


Sullivans Fruit & Veg

Sullivans Fruit and Veg are a family run, independent greengrocer with over 50 years' experience. Sullivans offer fruit and veg boxes along with normal orders and offer a free delivery service on orders over £10. They also supply milk, eggs and nets of logs for wood burners as part of their delivery service. Place orders online