COVID-19 Update: 4th June

Here is tonight's COVID-19 update from Cardiff Council, covering: a reminder of the areas having a garden waste collection this coming Saturday; the planning that is underway to restart education in Cardiff; and Cardiff's response to COVID-19 in numbers. 

Garden waste collection areas this coming Saturday

The areas of Cardiff that have their waste collected on a  Monday  will have a garden waste collection this coming Saturday, 6thJune.

The one-off garden waste collections continue into June and the first week of July, so that residents areable to dispose of their grass cuttings, small twigs and branches, leaves, and plant and flower cuttings.

These are the only waste types which should be put in your green wheelie bin or reusable bags.

Residents are being reminded that they should only put out garden waste for collection in their green wheelie bin or their reusable garden sacks.

Any additional garden waste, which is put in any other container, including plastic bags, will not be collected.

If incorrect items are placed in the green bin or the re-usable sacks, a pink sticker will be placed on the container to notify the resident that incorrect items have been put out for collection and the waste will not be collected.


  • If your collection day is usually on a Monday, your garden waste will be collected on Saturday, June 6th.
  • If your collection day is usually on a Tuesday, your green garden waste will be collected Saturday June 13th.
  • If your collection day is usually on a Wednesday, your green garden waste will be collected Saturday June 20th.
  • If your collection day is usually on a Thursday, your green garden waste will be collected Saturday June 27th.
  • The last one-off collection will take place on July 4thfor residents that usually have their waste collected on a Friday.


The following information shows when these additional collections will take place in each ward in the city.

Saturday June 6th- Creigiau/St Fagans, Radyr/Morganstown, Fairwater; Pentyrch, Tongwynlais, Ely and Caerau

Saturday June 13th- Canton, Llandaff North, Llandaff, Velindre, Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside

Saturday June 20th- Cyncoed, Pentwyn, Plasnewydd, Gabalfa, Cathays and Penylan

Saturday June 27th- Pontprennau/Old St Mellons, Trowbridge, Llanrumney, Adamsdown, Rumney and Splott

Saturday July 4th- Rhiwbina, Llanishen, Lisvane, Heath and Whitchurch.


Restart planning in Education

Following Welsh Government's announcement yesterday (June 3, 2020) that schools will reopen from Monday 29, June, the Council is undertaking careful planning around a series of measures which aim to respond to the challenges and issues relating to schools and other education providers, moving out of lockdown.

Cardiff's Restart Planning report details how schools could operate following lockdown sets out a series of processes and procedures which will aim to support schools, specifically so that they can ensure the safety of staff, pupils and parents and reduce the spread of the virus by operating in physically distanced environments.

Subjectto Welsh Government operational guidance which is to be issued to schools next week and alongside scientific evidence and consultation with key partners, Council measures will include:


        Newhealth & safety procedures to include space capacity assessments and risk assessmentsto establish volume, appropriate furniture lay-out, movement flows and external spaces.

       Hygiene and cleaningto establish a regime for hand washing, contact point cleaning and deep cleaning of school spaces.

        Workforce capacity assessments toensure adequate staffing and staff preparation and support to -identify and respond to the needs of staff including virtual health & safety training

       Identifying equipment and additional resources such asPPE and when it is required based on clear and informed advice

        Additional support for pupils and school staff around health & well-being, for example issues aroundfamily trauma as well as mental health issues relating to isolation

       Widening of pavements and pathways at some school sites to facilitate social distancing and prevent the need for vulnerable road users to step into the road

       Introduction of temporary 20mph limits on roads around schools where possible and consider temporary road closures at drop-off and pick up times

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "Many children across the city will be missing their friends, teachers and the routine which school provides. I also know that although many families are struggling with working from home and home educating, there will be parents and staff who have concerns about children returning to school and we will be working to address that."

You can read the full story here:


COVID-19 Infographic 5: Cardiff Council response in numbers

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been producing a series of infographics, capturing Cardiff Council's response in numbers. Here is the latest of these infographics.

It captures everything from the amount of PPE delivered, to the thousands of hours provided in domiciliary care each week; the hundreds of food parcels delivered; the millions distributed in business support; the thousands of child care hours provided every week in our schools; the tens of thousands of tonnes of waste collected.

The list goes on, but you can see all the numbers for yourself:

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