Cardiff Council Update: 16 March

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff landmarks to be lit yellow to mark one year since lockdown began; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; and Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers.


Cardiff landmarks lit yellow to mark one year since lockdown began

On the evening of March 23rd a number of Cardiff landmarks will be lit yellow in memory of those who have sadly lost their lives to Covid-19.

Cardiff Castle, City Hall, and the Scott Memorial at Roath Park lake will be illuminated on this significant date, which marks the first anniversary of lockdown restrictions beginning.

Council Leader, Cllr Huw Thomas, said: "One year ago, I don't think many of us could imagine the scale of what we were all about to endure. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for all of us, for too many families who have lost loved ones, it has been a devastating experience.

"As a society, we will rebuild from the hardship caused by the pandemic and the successful vaccine rollout gives us grounds for hope and optimism, but we can never bring back those who were loved and have been lost. They deserve to be remembered, and it's important that we take this moment to honour their memory."

The campaign to light buildings across Wales is being organised by Covid-19 Families Wales, a Facebook group set up by families who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. A floral display, in the shape of a yellow heart, the symbol of the group has also been planted in a raised bed, outside Cardiff Castle.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Peter Bradbury, said: "With the vaccination effort progressing I am hopeful that we can soon turn our attention to recovery and renewal, but as we mark one year since lockdown restrictions began, lighting these landmarks yellow is one small way that we, as a city, can pay our respects to the victims of Covid-19."

Councillor Thomas added: "While the future does look brighter than it has in some time, today should serve as a reminder of the terrible human cost of Covid-19. Coronavirus is still with us, and it is only thanks to the actions of every single person who stayed at home, who kept their distance, that more lives have not been lost.

"Sadly, we cannot bring anybody back, but we can prevent more people from dying and I would urge everyone to continue following the rules, even as they are eased."


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 16 March

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:195,815(Total yesterday: 4,194)


Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,223 (1stDose) 3,148 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,132 (1stDose) 1,137 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 19,025 (1stDose) 337 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff: 25,169 (1stDose) 18,818 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 8,831 (1stDose) 5,535 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,063 (1stDose) 951 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,241 (1stDose) 5,612 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,332 (1stDose) 2,731 (2ndDose)


Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 16,607 (1stDose) 315 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 23,617 (1stDose) 1,602 (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 10,033 (1stDose) 334 (2ndDose)


Data provided by the CAVUHB

Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (05 March - 11 March)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

15 March 2021, 09:00


Cases: 119

Cases per 100,000 population: 32.4 (Wales: 40.0 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,273

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,164.6

Positive proportion: 2.8% (Wales: 3.7% positive proportion)