Cardiff Council Update: 11 March

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: COVID-19 tests now open to people in Cardiff and the Vale with a wider range of symptoms; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Local GP videos campaign aims to increase vaccine uptake amongst minority ethnic communities; and Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers.


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COVID-19 tests now open to people in Cardiff and the Vale with a wider range of symptoms

The Cardiff and Vale Test, Trace, Protect Service is now advising residents to book a coronavirus test if they have any one of a wider range of symptoms. The change will help identify cases of new variants of COVID-19 and identify people who may be at risk of passing on the disease to others without knowing.

As well as the three most common symptoms of Covid-19 - a fever, a new continuous cough or a loss/change of taste and smell - people are now able to get a test if they have any of a new list of other symptoms too. These are fatigue, myalgia (muscle ache or pain), a sore throat, a headache, sneezing, a runny nose, a loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhoea.

In line with the recent Welsh Government announcement, the service will also be offering all close contacts of those who have tested positive a test, rather than asking them to wait until they develop symptoms, and offering tests to anyone who has had a change in their symptoms following a previous negative test result.

Residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan can access a test at any of the regional testing centres, or by using a home test kit. The testing centres for Cardiff and the Vale are located at:

-Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith

-Museum Avenue, Cardiff city centre

-County Hall, Cardiff Bay

-Former Parkview Medical Centre, Ely

-Colcot Sports Centre, Barry

Tests can be booked online at  or by calling 119.  When booking a test online due to having one of the wider range of symptoms residents should select the option "you have been asked to take a test by your local council".


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 11 March

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:177,763(Total yesterday: 3,579)


Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,147 (1stDose) 2,621 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,126 (1stDose) 748 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 18,980 (1stDose) 250 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff: 24,552 (1stDose) 17,099 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 8,482 (1stDose) 4,832 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,032 (1stDose) 690 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,148 (1stDose) 3,554 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,226 (1stDose) 1,066 (2ndDose)

Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 16,011 (1stDose) 232 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 17,916 (1stDose) 1,315 (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 8,001 (1stDose) 146 (2ndDose)


Data provided by the CAVUHB

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


Local GP videos campaign aims to increase vaccine uptake amongst minority ethnic communities

A series of bite-sized educational videos from trusted professionals have been produced to support people in making an informed choice about the COVID-19 vaccination as part of a new Cardiff and Vale University Health Board campaign.

The work aims to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake amongst some of the groups who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. Each short video focusses on a different topic of concern around the vaccine, including: efficacy; safety and side effects; impact on underlying conditions; and vaccine ingredients.

To create the videos, the health board worked closely with Muslim Doctors Cymru and a number of General Practitioners from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities across Cardiff and the Vale, and Cardiff Council is asking community leaders and community groups to support the campaign by sharing them in their local areas.

The  videos are available on YouTube here  and  suggested social media messages written to accompany each of them are available to download here.

Results of a  Public Health Wales report  released last month showed that at an all Wales level, older people of white ethnic groups appeared to be taking up the vaccine faster than older people in combined Black, Asian, Mixed and Other ethnic groups.

Fiona Kinghorn, Executive Director of Public Health, said "I am really concerned to understand the extent to which these figures reflect our local picture in Cardiff and Vale, but in the meantime we are doing all we can to engage with our local communities to find out if there are any barriers to having the vaccine.

"Making sure that all our residents are able to make an informed choice around vaccination is a strong priority for the Health Board. Over one in three Cardiff and Vale residents have had the vaccine so far and each person who is vaccinated is helpingto protect our older and vulnerable family members.

"I really would encourage all adult members of our local communities in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan to take up the vaccine when it is offered. It is really important for your protection. As more vaccine is available, we will be working hard to make sure that all those invited get their questions answered and the help they need to get to their vaccine appointment."

Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 vaccine answered in a range of languages and can be found here.


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (28 February - 06 March)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

10 March 2021, 09:00


Cases: 145

Cases per 100,000 population: 39.5 (Wales: 42.8 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 3,663

Testing per 100,000 population: 998.4

Positive proportion: 4.0% (Wales: 4.5% positive proportion)