Cardiff Council Update: 6 August

Cardiff Council Update: 6 August

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Moving to Alert Level 0,Garden Waste collections,20,000 Family Meals delivered as part of School Holiday Enrichment Programme, Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers;and vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.


Moving to Level 0



Most of Wales' remaining Covid rules - including social distancing laws on who can meet indoors - will be lifted tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 7.

However, rules in Wales will remain tighter than in England, with face masks still required by law in many public places.

Under the changes, which take effect from 6am on Saturday:

  • Laws requiring social distancing indoors, including in workplaces, will end, however, businesses will have to put their own measures in place to keep staff and customers safe, which may still include social distancing.
  • There will be no limit on the numbers that can meet indoors, including in homes, public places and events;
  • Any businesses still closed, such as nightclubs, can reopen.

Remaining rules include legal requirements to wear face masks, as well as advice on avoiding international travel.

For more information on what Alert Level 0 means for you click here


Garden Waste collections update



The council, like many others across the UK, is continuing to face challenges collecting garden waste due to staff availability, especially the availability of Class 2 HGV drivers. Our crews have worked continuously throughout the pandemic with limited opportunity to take any annual leave.  With restrictions being eased within the UK and a lesser requirement to isolate when returning from foreign holidays crews are looking for the opportunity to take a break.  The national shortage of HGV drivers within the UK has meant we have been unable to cover driver sickness absences with agency staff as we would ordinarily do, so we are currently operating with a significantly-reduced workforce.

Consequently, maintaining a full frontline service remains extremely difficult and, because of this, we are having to prioritise the collection of food waste, general waste and recyclables over garden waste at this time.

We appreciate the inconvenience this will cause some residents, but we want you to know we haven't forgotten you. While garden waste collection is a non-essential service, and one which other councils experiencing the same difficulties have stopped, here in Cardiff we are working on unscheduled collection days to collect your garden waste. Unfortunately there will be some delays which may be longer than we would have wished for.


Our recycling centres at Bessemer Road and Lamby Way are fully operational and will accept garden waste.

We want you to know we are aware of all these missed garden collections and that we will collect your garden waste as soon as we can.

We ask residents to leave their garden waste presented on the kerbside until it is collected and we would like to thank residents for their patience during this challenging time.



Cardiff! What's Cooking Tonight? - 20,000 Family Meals delivered as part of School Holiday Enrichment Programme



A scheme to encourage families to prepare, cook and eat together, will see more than 20,000 meals provided during this year's summer holidays.

More than 5000 family food bags, including ingredients and a step-by-step recipe developed by dieticians from Cardiff and Vale Health Board, will be delivered to families across the city.

With funding support from Welsh Government, the initiative is being delivered as part of Cardiff's multi-award winning School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP). SHEP provides opportunities for children to socialise, engage in physical activity and learn new skills provided by a range of city-wide partners, whilst helping to ease the financial burden on families during the summer holiday period.

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "Home cooked meals and eating together as a family has so many benefits and in pre-pandemic times those families of children attending SHEP sessions would be invited into school to eat lunch together.

"The family food bag scheme has been developed as an alternative way of promoting family meal times and helping children to understand more about food, cooking and nutrition.

This year, additional Welsh Government funding has meant that the programme can be extended to include communities beyond the traditionally, Welsh Government funded targeted areas, allowing Cardiff's dedicated SHEP teams and partners across Cardiff, to help to make sure as many children as possible, can access the provision.

Read more here:



Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (26 July - 1 August)


Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

5 August 2021, 09:00


Cases: 441

Cases per 100,000 population: 120.2 (Wales: 133.2 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,810

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,311

Positive proportion: 9.2% (Wales: 9.6% positive proportion)



Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 5 August


The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas: 687, 587 (1st Dose: 358,260 2nd Dose: 329,327)


  • 80 and over: 20,735 / 94.6% (1st Dose) 20,359 / 92.8% (2nd Dose)
  • 75-79: 15,091 / 96.3% (1st Dose) 14,871 / 94.9% (2nd Dose)
  • 70-74: 21,462 / 95.6% (1st Dose) 21,282 / 94.8% (2nd Dose)
  • 65-69: 21,957 / 94.1% (1st Dose) 21,640 / 92.7% (2nd Dose)
  • 60-64: 26,016 / 92.2% (1st Dose) 25,591 / 90.7% (2nd Dose)
  • 55-59: 29,324 / 90% (1st Dose) 28,679 / 88.1% (2nd Dose)
  • 50-54: 28,934 / 87.6% (1st Dose) 28,091 / 85% (2nd Dose)
  • 40-49: 54,844 / 80.9% (1st Dose) 52,212 / 77.1% (2nd Dose)
  • 30-39: 59,254 / 74% (1st Dose) 53,729 / 67.1% (2nd Dose)
  • 18-29: 77,266 / 74.8% (1st Dose) 63,495 / 61.5% (2nd Dose)


  • Care home residents: 1,905 / 98.5% (1st Dose) 1,876 / 97% (2nd Dose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,304 / 93.9% (1st Dose) 11,050 / 91.8% (2nd Dose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 46,028 / 89.5% (1st Dose) 43,999 / 85.6% (2nd Dose)


Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication. Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.