Cardiff Council Update: 12 April


Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers, information on Cardiff Castle & Cardiff Market; and travel advice to get into Cardiff as non-essential retail re-opens in the city centre.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 12 April


The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:302,407(Total yesterday:3,349)


Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,346 (1stDose) 3,815 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,180 (1stDose) 1,835 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 19,163 (1stDose) 6,556 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff:  27,102 (1stDose) 22,864 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 9.769 (1stDose) 7,598 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,158 (1stDose) 2,203 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,484 (1stDose) 16,437 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,686 (1stDose) 7,598 (2ndDose)


Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 17,292 (1stDose) 801 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 43,516 (1stDose) 3,870  (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 13,342 (1stDose) 3,194 (2ndDose)

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

Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (1April- 7 April)


Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

11April 2021, 09:00


Cases: 116

Cases per 100,000 population: 31.6(Wales:17.5cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes:3,309

Testing per 100,000 population: 901.9

Positive proportion: 3.5% (Wales:2%positiveproportion)

Cardiff Market re-opens for customer (and their dogs)

Cardiff Market re-opens today (12th April) with a range of stalls ready to safely welcome back customers and, as part of a new trial designed to attract more customers, their dogs.

Measures in place to ensure customer safety include:

  • a one-way system
  • social distancing measures.
  • a requirement to wear a mask.
  • hand sanitising stations.

A number of new stalls are also opening in Cardiff Market, including: Spirit Infusions; Casa Agape;and Bloomfield Handmade.

Read more here:

Cardiff Castle grounds re-open as free public space

The grounds of Cardiff Castle have re-opened today. Monday 12th April, as a free to enter public space.

A takeaway café service is available in the grounds and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and relax against the backdrop of Cardiff's most iconic landmark.

A council spokesperson said: "The castle keep and the main house are still closed under Coronavirus regulations, but the team at the Castle are looking forward to welcoming visitors back into the grounds, free of charge, to enjoy some valuable additional green space in the city centre."

Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. Cycle racks are available within the Castle grounds to provide additional security for anybody cycling into the city centre.

The Castle's opening hours are Mon-Thurs (10am-4pm) and Fri-Sun (9am - 6pm).

The castle's keep and the main house remain closed to visitors under Coronavirus legislation.

Non-essential retail in Cardiff opens to the public today - Monday April 12th 

Visitors and residents are being welcomed into Cardiff City Centre today with non- essential retail being given the green light to re-open to the public.

While the shops have been making their plans to open up their businesses over the last couple of weeks, staff from the Shared Regulatory Services have visited these premises to give advice and guidance on how shops in the city centre can operate safely in line with ongoing COVID restrictions.

Stewards will also be working on-street to help retail businesses manage the public that are queuing to get into the shops.

Given the number of people that we expect to come into Cardiff, as the city starts to re-open, all those who are able to travel by public transport, cycling or walking are strongly encouraged to do so. All available information on timetables and services can be viewed on the Travel Line Cymru websitehere.

Alternatively, if you travelling by car, please consider the Park & Ride facility in Pentwyn, or the Park & Stride facility from County Hall in Cardiff Bay.

A full visitor's guide on how to travel into Cardiff is available on the Visit Cardiff websitehere.

Read more here:Non-essential retail in Cardiff opens to the public today - Monday April 12th (