Cardiff Council Update: 19 March

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; construction starts on new Fitzalan High School; BBC Cymru Wales HQ to become global centre of excellence; and no mow until September for more Cardiff grass.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 19 March

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:208,095(Total yesterday: 3,981)


Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,245 (1stDose) 3,365 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,137 (1stDose) 1,317 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 19,045 (1stDose) 460 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff: 25,426 (1stDose) 20,018 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 8,973 (1stDose) 6,047 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,085 (1stDose) 1,331 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,267 (1stDose) 6,837 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,379 (1stDose) 3,282 (2ndDose)

Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 16,974 (1stDose) 433 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 27,064 (1stDose) 1,964 (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 12,488 (1stDose) 686 (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 (08 March - 14 March)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

18 March 2021, 09:00


Cases: 122

Cases per 100,000 population: 33.3 (Wales: 43.7 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,584

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,249.4

Positive proportion: 2.7% (Wales: 3.9% positive proportion)


Construction starts on new Fitzalan High School

Today, an alternative ground breaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction of the new Fitzalan High School, a scheme jointly funded by Cardiff Council and Welsh Government through the 21stCentury Schools and Education Investment programme.

The informal local event was held to mark the project milestone. It was attended by Cardiff Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry and the First Minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford MS as representation of the partnership between Welsh Government and Cardiff Council in the delivery of 21st Century Schools.

In order to limit the number of guests on site and in support of keeping Wales safe and staying at home to protect lives against COVID-19, Cardiff Council Leader Cllr Huw Thomas and Fitzalan High School Headteacher, Cath Bradshaw joined the event by virtual means.

Other guests including pupils from the school, representatives from local primary schools, local politicians and officers from Cardiff Council and Kier, the contractor chosen to build the new school, also joined the event virtually, providing them with an opportunity to take part in the celebration of the start of this investment project.

Former Fitzalan High School pupils, Kaya Emmanuel and Jayden Singh Landa, who have both secured apprenticeships with Kier and are working on site as part of the team responsible for delivering the new build school, were invited to help cut the turf during a live segment of the virtual ceremony.

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Significant boost to Cardiff - BBC Cymru Wales HQ at Central Square to become global centre of excellence for climate science and journalism and the creative industries

The leader of Cardiff Council welcomed the news today that the BBC is to expand its operations outside London, with historic changes planned for how the organisation will deliver Public Sector Broadcasting in the future.

Cllr Huw Thomas said: "This is really good news for Cardiff. It will see exciting, new job opportunities created, not only at the BBC, but across the city. Jobs which will benefit the production sector and the creative industries which are already flourishing in the city.

"The BBC's decision is a vindication of this council's creative industries strategy and of our decision to regenerate Central Square and to install BBC Wales as the anchor tenant for the development. It shows that the strategy is paying off. It is clear that Cardiff's creative sector is building an excellent and well-earned reputation."

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No mow until September for more Cardiff grass

Nature in Cardiff will receive a boost this year as more ‘one-cut' mowing regimes, where the grass is not cut until September are introduced.

New sites are being introduced in parks and safe highway locations, as part of the Council's One Planet response to the climate and biodiversity crisis and cover an area of 3.8 hectares.

These additional areas take the amount of council owned land managed in this way to 87 hectares (the equivalent of approximately 161 football pitches).

More than 9 of these 87 hectares are being managed with additional ‘cut and lift' procedures, to remove the grass cuttings from the area and further improve conditions for flowering plants and enhance biodiversity.

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