Cardiff Council Update: 27 August

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Museum of Cardiff to re-open;the switch has been flicked on Cardiff's first fleet of e-bikes; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; and vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.


Museum of Cardiff to re-open

The Museum of Cardiff is to re-open, almost 18 months after it closed its doors at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From Wednesday 1stSeptember, visitors will be able to enjoy the  Cardiff in Context  exhibition in the ground floor gallery.City Lab(the basement gallery) and theTiled Corridorwill remain closed for now.

Entry to the museum will remain free, but visitor numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing. If capacity is reached, a queuing system will be in place.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "Maybe at some point in the future the Museum of Cardiff will be telling the story of the last 18 months, but for now we're pleased that we can welcome visitors back through the doors and start bringing the fascinating history of Cardiff to life again through the stories of the people and communities of our city."

Family visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy some extra fun activities including freeCardiff Characterstrails, which can be picked up on arrival.My Museumfamily learning packs will also be available to take home, or they can be downloaded from the museum website.

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The switch has been flicked on Cardiff's first fleet of e-bikes

Fifty electric bikes hit the streets of Cardiff this week as the city's OVO Bikes scheme, operated by nextbike, becomes more accessible than ever.

The fleet of 50 OVO e-bikes and six electric stations launched today (August 26th), when the public were able to see the OVO Bikes in action for the first time in the city.  A further 75 e-bikes and nine stations will be rolled out at a later date, taking the fleet up to 125 e-bikes.

The launch means that riders will be able to use an OVO e-bike to cycle between Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, as the schemes are linked for the first time - which has long been an ambition for nextbike, Cardiff Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

A fleet of 50 e-bikes was launched in Penarth last year, and have proved incredibly popular with the public.

E-bikes are a combination of a conventional bike with a motor that take some of the effort out of pedalling for the rider. With top speeds of 25km per hour, the e-bikes can cover greater distances faster and with less effort. 

The OVO e-bikes, which will join the existing Cardiff fleet of 1,000 standard OVO bikes, were made possible thanks to funding from Cardiff Council and the Welsh Government. Green power supplier OVO Energy was unveiled as the new title sponsor of the city's bike scheme earlier this month (August) in addition to the Glasgow scheme.

Cardiffians have made more than 1.1 million bike rentals since nextbike launched in the city in 2018, cycling an incredible 3.7 million km around the city - the equivalent of cycling to the moon and back almost 5 times.

E-bike rental will cost £1 per 30 minutes for customers with monthly or annual membership or £2 per 30 minutes on a pay as you ride basis. E-bikes must be returned to e-bike stations or additional fines will be applied.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, said: "I am delighted to see OVO Energy coming on board as a key partner, and nextbike adding e-bikes to the fleet. This is further endorsement of Cardiff as a cycle-city, and the tremendous appetite there is amongst residents, commuters and visitors to travel the capital by bike.

"As a Council, we are getting on with the work to put the right infrastructure in place to enable those travelling by bike to do so safely, comfortably and with confidence, and to encourage even more people to get into the saddle. Our 10 year transport strategy includes the Council's plans to build five main cycleways across the city, connected to a city centre loop of high quality cycleways, and that work is well and truly under way.

"By improving cycling, as well as walking and public transport options for everyone, we can encourage more and more people to leave their cars at home, reducing congestion, cleaning the air we breathe and helping us all become a little healthier.

"The OVO Energy partnership, nextbike's continued investment in its fleet, and Cardiff Council's continuing work to build the cycle infrastructure needed, all show that Cardiff is really going places when it comes to creating the sustainable-transport city both we and future generations so desperately need."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (16 August - 22 August)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

26 August 2021, 09:00


Cases: 977

Cases per 100,000 population: 266.3 (Wales: 343.1 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 6,721

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,831.8

Positive proportion: 14.5% (Wales: 17.9% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 27 August

️ Cardiff Mass Vaccination Centres and walk-in clinics will be closed from Saturday 28 August to Monday 30 August for the bank holiday weekend.

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  703,059 (1stDose: 367,717 2ndDose: 335,342)


  • 80 and over: 20,637 / 94.6% (1stDose) 20,282 / 93% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,074 / 96.3% (1stDose) 14,869 / 95% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,456 / 95.7% (1stDose) 21,312 / 95% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,960 / 94.2% (1stDose) 21,666 / 92.9% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,021 / 92.3% (1stDose) 25,650 / 91% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,341 / 90.2% (1stDose) 28,764 / 88.4% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,996 / 87.8% (1stDose) 28,242 / 85.5% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 55,161 / 81.4% (1stDose) 52,824 / 78% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 60,050 / 74.9% (1stDose) 55,145 / 68.8% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 78,708 / 75.9% (1stDose) 67,537 / 65.1% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,876 / 98.5% (1stDose) 1,852 / 97.3% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,305 / 93.3% (1stDose) 11,064 / 91.3% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 46,186 / 89.8% (1stDose) 44,357 / 86.3% (2ndDose)

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.