Cardiff Council Update: 25 March

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre opens its doors; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; and a new Child Friendly outdoor story trails launch across the city.


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Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre opens its doors

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has opened its fourth Mass Vaccination Centre today as part of its Mass Vaccination programme to protect its adult population from Covid 19 as quickly as possible.

Working in partnership with Cardiff Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council to increase capacity for vaccinations, the new Bayside MVC will enable additional capacity of up to 3,500 vaccines per day, which will be dependent on vaccine supply.

The new centre is located at the former Toys R Us site at the International Sports Village. The location of the site will be accessible for people in Cardiff and also residents in Eastern Vale.

The centre has opened just 3 weeks after it was confirmed as the fourth Mass Vaccination Centre for Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan which was announced  here

All 60 GP Practices across the two counties are also taking part in the programme and Community Pharmacies will join the programme from April.

To date the Health Board has delivered over 229,500 vaccines with 174,151 of these being first doses. All first doses for Groups 1-9 are on schedule to be completed by 19 April.

Travel advice to access Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre in Grangetown


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 25 March

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:229,660(Total yesterday: 3,448)


Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,272 (1stDose) 3,629 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,150 (1stDose) 1,636 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 19,075 (1stDose) 552 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff: 26,042 (1stDose) 21,437 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 9,184 (1stDose) 6,872 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,106 (1stDose) 1,776 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,321 (1stDose) 9,354 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,456 (1stDose) 5,508 (2ndDose)

Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 17,033 (1stDose) 601 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 36,434 (1stDose) 2,532 (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 12,950 (1stDose) 1,179 (2ndDose)


Data provided by the CAVUHB

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


New Child Friendly outdoor story trails launch across the city

A series of brand new outdoor storytelling trails located across the city, will begin opening to the public from later this month.

Delivered as part of Cardiff's Child Friendly City programme, the four bespoke trails have been created by Cardiff based story teller Tamar Williams, each depicting tales of Welsh myth and legend. 

The initiative aims to increase outdoor play opportunities by encouraging children and families to have fun outdoors whilst engaging with the environment around them. As well as taking children on a journey through the story accessible via QR codes, they will also be encouraged to make bark rubbings, build with sticks and discover secret places within the parks.

The first trail will open to the public from Saturday 27 March and is located at Bute Park, starting with a QR code at the Castle Street entrance near the Pettigrew Tea Rooms.

Three more trails will launch later in spring, located at Cardiff Bay, Forest Farm and Parc Cefn Onn. Available in Welsh and English, the stories have been recorded in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre. 

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