Cardiff Council Update: 4th September



Welcome to the last update of the week from Cardiff Council, covering:The re-opening of schools, road closures to promote social distancing and encourage active travel as pupils return to school, changes to local Recycling Centres and three more playgrounds reopening in the city.


A guide to the reopening of schools


Schools in Cardiff welcomed many of their pupils back this week and many more will return next week.

Families are reminded that under no circumstances should learners attend school if they: 

·       ​feel unwell, or have any of the three identified COVID-19 symptoms (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or loss of taste or smell) or they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days

·       live in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 14 days.


Parents are also reminded to maintain social distancing during drop-off and pick-up times and to avoid congregating in or around school sites.

For more information about the reopening of schools and a series of questions and answers which you may find useful please visit:

For information relating to the wearing of masks by secondary school pupils, please visit


School Streets’ road closures to promote social distancing and encourage active travel


The Council is planning to implement ‘School Street' road closures to help pupils and families maintain social distancing as schools return for the Autumn term.  

In June, temporary road closures were introduced to create ‘School Streets' at 24 schools across the city when they reopened for the last few weeks of the summer term.

The streets selected for closures regularly experience problems with traffic and parking during school drop-off and pick-up times.  Closing them to general traffic supported children and families to socially distance when arriving and leaving school.

Following positive feedback from schools, pupils, parents and local residents, the Council plans to implement a number of ‘School Streets' from Monday 14, September.

Read more here:



Changes to local Recycling Centres


·       Residents can now book 26 visits per year to our local recycling centres, increased from 12

·       2 people can now get out of the vehicle to help move heavier items, so no need to book a bulky collection unless necessary

·       We advise that face coverings are now worn

·       Please do not visit the recycling centres if you’re showing any symptoms of COVID19


We do not accept bags of mixed waste. For example we will not accept a bag containing food mixed with recyclable materials.

If you have this type of waste to dispose of
you can pay for our service, or use a private waste contractor. You will need to make sure they are a registered waste carrier.

Non-recyclable waste

If you have items that we cannot recycle you can bring them to the site.

Before putting them in the skip our site attendants will need to confirm that your items are non-recyclable. We recommend you use clear bags or a container to help with this process. If you need to use bags to transport the items, you will need to open them to show our staff. You must not use Council issued green bags.

Please take a moment to read our recycling centre guidelines and book here:


All play areas in Cardiff that have passed safety inspections now re-open

The re-opening of these three play areas - at the Barrage (Cardiff Bay), Heol Llanishen Fach (Rhiwbina) and Rhydypenau (Cyncoed) mean that 107 of the city’s 116 play areas will be available for children to enjoy.

All play areas that have passed safety inspections have now re-opened.

More here: