Cardiff Council Update: 29th January

Welcome to the last update of the week from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff COVID-19 cases and tests, last seven days data (18 January - 24 January); the latest vaccination totals for Cardiff & the Vale of Glamorgan; an urgent message from the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board about COVID-19 vaccination bookings; and Cardiff Dogs Home sets the record straight.


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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (18 January - 24 January)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales



Data correct as of:

28thJanuary 2021, 09:00


Cases: 618

Cases per 100,000 population: 168.4 (Wales: 177.3 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,387

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,195.7

Positive proportion: 14.1% (Wales: 13.3% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 29th January 2021

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far is 53,278


Priority Groups:

Care home staff: 2,345

Care home residents: 1,545

80 years and over: 11,772

Healthcare staff: 18,288

Social Care staff: 4,622

75-79, 70-74, extremely clinically vulnerable: 14,706


More information on the vaccination programme in Cardiff is available on the  Cardiff Council website

Data provided by the CAVUHB


An urgent message from Cardiff & Vale University Health Board about COVID-19 vaccination bookings

"We are aware of some issues with the booking number for our Mass Vaccination Centre being shared on social media and apps such as ‘Nextdoor' telling people that if they call they will get slotted in.

"Over the weekend, unfortunately this did cause some occasions when people received appointments for their vaccination ahead of programme. This has now been addressed and no appointments can be accessed by the public through calling the booking line.

"The booking line was set up for our frontline health and social care staff to book appointments and now that the number has been shared it has been increasingly difficult for these staff to obtain an appointment due to high call volumes. So we please ask that unless you have been formally invited to call the booking line please do not call or share the number.

"We are working through the priority groups 1-4 and this is how people will be contacted:

  • Health and Social Care workers - invited to call booking line or online form
  • 80 and over - invited by their GP Practice
  • Housebound - contacted by the Health Board and delivered by the Mobile Vaccination Team
  • Age 75-79 - invited by their GP Practice
  • Age 70-74 - Invited by the Health Board to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre
  • Clinically Vulnerable and over 75 - invited by their GP Practice
  • Clinically Vulnerable and 74 and under - invited to attend a Mass Vaccination Centre

"We appreciate that people are anxious and want to receive their vaccinations and we are working closely with our partners to vaccinate all of these priority groups by mid-February. It is important to note that the groups above are also being vaccinated concurrently so we can vaccinate as much of our population as we can. Please be patient and wait to be contacted and we will get to you.

"It is important to keep these phone lines free and the phone lines of GP Practices so that people who need them can access them.

"Thank you."

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board


Cardiff Dogs Home sets the record straight

Nobody loves dogs more than the team at Cardiff Dogs Home, so when they heard that people are being advised in some social media groups, to ignore their legal obligation to contact them if they find a stray, for reasons that simply aren't true, they wanted to put the record straight.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Michael Michael said: "It's disappointing that a minority of people are choosing to spread false information about Cardiff Dogs Home at a time when, with the help of a fundraising drive led by Welsh rugby legend Sam Warburton and the recently formed Rescue Hotel charity, we're looking to refurbish the kennels and provide Cardiff's dogs with an even higher standard of care."

"Sadly, in a very small minority of cases, there is no choice but to put a dog we're looking after to sleep.  This is only ever done on the medical advice of a vet, if we're legally obligated to because it's a banned breed, or if, after extensive work with a canine behaviourist, a dog is still so aggressive it would be dangerous to re-home.

"To be clear - dogs are not routinely put to sleep at Cardiff Dogs Home. There are dogs boarding at the home who have been there for many, many months and they'll stay there, being well looked after and cared for, until the team can find them a forever home. "

In 2019/20, 695 stray dogs came through the doors of Cardiff Dogs Home. 359 of them (51.6%) were returned to their owner. 329 (47.3%) were re-homed and only 7 (1%) were put to sleep, with 3 of these being due to medical advice, and 4 due to behavioural issues.

If you do find a dog straying, this is what to do:


  • Contact Cardiff Dogs Home on 029 2071 1243. If you find a dog that is out on its own, you are legally obliged to contact the local authority. For the Cardiff area that is Cardiff Dogs Home. This is to ensure that the correct process is followed and that the dog is returned to its true owner.


  • The team will arrange for a Warden to collect the dog and scan it for a microchip, to reunite it with the owner. If there is no microchip the dog will be taken to Cardiff Dogs Home where it will be cared for until the owner comes to collect it. Alternatively, you can take a stray directly to the Dogs Home at any time, 24/7 - call in advance, if you are doing this.


  • If no one claims the dog, after 7 days it will become the legal property of Cardiff Dogs Home and the process of finding the dog a new, forever home will begin.


This is what not to do:


  • You should not keep the dog, or put posts on social media that give people so much information that anyone could claim to be the owner of the dog. Our staff are trained and experienced in dealing with all the complexities of dog ownership and related disputes. It's possible you may have found a dog that has been stolen and the Dogs Home may have information about the history and circumstances around an individual dog.


  • Do not contact a Vet. They are only undertaking essential consultations at the moment and can't take in stray dogs to scan for microchips, look up databases and then contact owners to reunite dogs. This is what Cardiff Dogs Home and the Warden Service is for.


To find out more about Cardiff Dogs Home visit:  Welcome to Cardiff Dogs Home - Cardiff Dogs Home

If you would like to make a donation to help Sam Warburton and the Rescue Hotel raise funds for Cardiff Dogs Home, visit