COVID-19 Update: 8th April

Here is the latest COVID-19 round-up of the day from Cardiff Council, covering: a cash boost launches the city's food appeal fund; contacting Cardiff Council over the Easter Bank Holidays, the Welsh Blood Service at City Hall, HM Coastguard tell Cardiff residents to stay at home, and car parks at the Wenallt have now been closed. 


Cash boost launches city's food appeal fund

A new appeal launched by the Leader of Cardiff Council to support people in need with emergency food and essentials throughout the COVID-19 crisis has been kickstarted with donations totalling £80,000.

Admiral have pledged £50,000 to help launch the Cardiff Food Appeal, a new donation scheme that will fund the sourcing and delivery of food and other essential items to some of the most vulnerable people in Cardiff.

Twoanonymous benefactors in the city have also contributed large sums, boosting the pot by a further £30,000. The money was donated followinga letter written by Council Leader, Cllr Huw Thomas, to leading companies across Cardiff asking them to support the fund.

The appeal is the latest initiative to ensure people experiencing financial difficulties buying food and those who aren't able to shop for themselves at this time have provisions. All of the money raised from the appeal will be spent on food and essentials.

Donations can be made by

Cllr Thomas, said: "The COVID-19 crisis is having a major impact across the city and one particular challenge is food supply.  We are working hard to help those in need at this difficult time and are launching this appeal so that the local business community and members of the public can support our efforts by making a financial donation.

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Contacting Cardiff Council over the Easter Bank Holidays

Connect 2 Cardiff (C2C)

For the first time ever, staff in C2C will be opening up shop for Good Friday and Easter Monday this year.

The hours will be 9am to 4pm on both days, offering a service across all channels: phones, web chat, web-forms, and social media.

To help with social distancing, the number of staff in the contact centre office has been reduced, with staff taking enquiries at home.

While staff are social distancing in the office and working from home, we are asking customers to get in touch using our digital channels, if they can. For those of you who don't have access to these digital channels, the contact centre office will be open and ready to take your call - 029 2087 2087.

The Hubs and Advice Line

These times apply to the following 4 hubs as well as our telephone Adviceline 029 2087 1071. Ely & Caerau, The Powerhouse, St Mellons and Central Library Hub

Friday, April 10 10am - 4pm     

Saturday, April 11 9am - 5.30pm (Central Library Hub only)

Sunday, April 12 CLOSED

Monday, April 13 10am - 4pm

From Tuesday, April 14 NORMAL HOURS

Access to our hubs is by appointment only, except for green recycling bags and foodbank parcels. All other hub locations remain closed.


The Welsh Blood Service at City Hall

The Welsh Blood Service will be at City Hall next week and they need your support.

📌City Hall, Cardiff

📅14,15,16 17 April

🔗Book here:

During the Pandemic the blood service are unable to take walk-ins. Blood Donation is classed as essential travel.

If you are fit and well please click on the link above to book a convenient day and time.

Please support your local session in these unprecedented times to continue the vital supply of platelets and blood products.


HM Coastguard tell Cardiff residents to stay at home

The streets of Cardiff aren't where you would normally find HM Coastguard, but that's set to change as part of plans to help slow and halt the transmission of COVID-19. From the end of this week, the government agency will start supporting Cardiff Council and South Wales Police by patrolling the city with a clear message, broadcast by loud hailer, to ‘Stay home, save lives.'

The full message to be broadcast will say: "Stay home, save lives. Observe social distancing outside and stay 2 metres apart. Help protect the NHS".


Car parks at the Wenallt have been closed

Following consultation with South Wales Police, the car parks at the Wenallt have been closed to help discourage non-essential travel - the number of vehicles observed at the site show that people have been travelling to the area to visit.

Please stay at home, stay safe.