COVID-19 Update: 17 February

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: important information for parents and carers of children returning to school on Monday; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; and Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers.


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Important information for parents and carers of children returning to school on Monday

From Monday, schools will welcome back children from Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Each of us has a part to play in making sure that our schools can stay open to these pupils and that hopefully we can welcome other years back soon. 

For this to happen, please keep yourself, your families and our school staff safe by following these rules:

  • Wear a face covering during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Keep 2️ metres apart from others.
  • Don't arrive early for your drop off/pick up time to avoid crowding at the school gates.
  • Avoid congregating with other parents around school entrances and leave immediately after drop off or collection times. Please don't be tempted to hang around and chat.
  • Walk, scoot or cycle to school where possible. If you have to drive, park well away from the school and walk the rest of the way.
  • To help with pupil safety and social distancing, please do not park on the pavement.
  • Please don't accept an offer of a lift to school from other parents, unless you have no other choice.
  • Make sure you child understands the importance of washing their hands regularly

Please also remember:

  • Do not send your child to school if they are feeling unwell, even if you are not sure if it is Coronavirus.
  • Do not send them if they are showing any COVID-19 symptoms or if anyone else in the household is showing any symptoms.
  • Do not send your child to school if they or anyone else in the household is waiting for a test result.
  • Do not send your child to school if they have been identified as a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Although schools are reopening to some pupils, Coronavirus has not gone away.

Parents and carers are reminded that mixing outside of school is still not allowed, even if outdoors and even if children are in the same bubble at school.

This includes sleepovers, parties and play dates as this could increase the spread of the virus and lead to more restrictions.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 17 February

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  116,453.


Priority Groups:

Care home staff: 4,358

Care home residents: 1,832

80 years and over: 18,832

Healthcare staff: 23,907

Social Care staff: 7,716

75-79: 13,685

70-74: 19,671

Extremely clinically vulnerable: 8,929

Other groups within JCVI priority groups (e.g. 65-69): 17,523


Data provided by the CAVUHB

Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (06 February - 12 February)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

16 February 2021, 09:00


Cases: 386

Cases per 100,000 population: 105.2 (Wales: 85.8 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 3,864

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,053.1

Positive proportion: 10.0% (Wales: 8.1% positive proportion)