COVID-19 Update: 18th June

Here is tonight's COVID-19 update from Cardiff Council, covering: our Money Advice website is here to help people with financial problems; Cardiff Castle hosts a ‘virtual' Tafwyl festival this weekend; working hard to assess and adapt school buildings ahead of the 29thJune reopening; and Visit Cardiff's ‘From Home' project.


Money Advice website

OurMoney Advice Team's website is providing support for residents on a range of financial matters including budgeting, claiming benefits grants and discounts, debt advice and income maximisation.

The site provides a wealth of information on different money-related topics and includes a section about money matters during the COVID-19 outbreak, giving advice on issues like employment, housing advice and getting food and essentials.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Many individuals and households across the city will no doubt be feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 emergency so it's important that customers know that our Money Advice team is still here to help. Our Adviceline remains open six days a week and customers can also contact the team through the website."

Visit the Money Advice website at:

Adviceline: 029 2087 1071.

Lines are open:

Monday- Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 6pm

Thursday 10am - 7pm

Saturday 9am - 5.30pm​

We can help with a range of issues including:

  • accessing food and essential items,
  • benefits and income,
  • help with debts and
  • Into Work and Universal Credit advice.​


Cardiff Castle hosts a ‘virtual' Tafwyl festival this weekend

The annual festival celebrating Welsh language and culture will be live streamed on Saturday June 20th.

As well as live music, several of Tafwyl's usual offerings will be provided, including Q&As, literature sessions and children's workshops.

Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, said: "I'm delighted to have been able to give the keys of Cardiff Castle to Tafwyl for this year's festival. This is one of my favourite Welsh festivals, combining music, culture and our language in a way that's effortless, enjoyable and open to all.

"Of course the pandemic means the festival can't go ahead with the huge crowds that it has attracted over the past few years, but by opening up the castle for this live broadcast, I hope it will remind everyone of the great times they've had there in the past, will give them a real buzz on the day, and whet their appetite for its full return next year."

The festival will be streamed through AM - an online platform sharing creative work from Wales' cultural scene.

The AM app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play at:

Or available to view on desktop at:

Read more here:


Working hard to assess and adapt school buildings

Following Welsh Government's announcement that schools will reopen at the end of this month, teams from across the Council are working hard to carry out important assessments and adaptations of school buildings to ensure physical distancing can be practised safely. 

Staff from Health & Safety, Building Services and Catering & Events will visit 127 school sites over the next few weeks to help prepare them for welcoming pupils back.


Visit Cardiff's ‘From Home' project

The Visit Cardiff team have been busy working on a ‘From Home' project, showcasing the city's most exciting lockdown activities and publishing them on their website for visitors and residents to explore.

Want to enjoy Cardiff safely and virtually? Head to Visit Cardiff ‘From Home' to find out how:

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