Cardiff Council Update: 23 March

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: anniversary of the UK's first lockdown;travel advice to access Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre in Grangetown; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; and public consultation on Cycleway 4.2 begins today.


Anniversary of the UK's first lockdown

Tonight, 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, the Scott Memorial at Roath Park lake, and the Barrage will all be illuminated to mark the first anniversary of lockdown restrictions beginning.

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 which is the symbol of the group, has also been planted in a raised bed outside Cardiff Castle.


Travel advice to access Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre in Grangetown

Bayside, the new Mass Vaccination Centre  built on the former Toys R Us site in the International Sports Village, will open on Thursday 25thMarch, and will serve residents living in Cardiff and Eastern Vale.

All residents visiting the new Bayside Mass Vaccination Centre are asked to arrive no more than five minutes before the time of their appointment, and if they are travelling by private car, visitors are advised that vehicles should only be parked in the car park for the period required for their appointment.

Road closures:

There aren't any planned road closures around the vaccination centre, but small diversions may be put in place if there is a requirement during peak times. Staff will be available on site to assist members of the public as they arrive at the vaccination centre. The car park at the Bayside vaccine centre will be available for visitors to use, but parking on adjacent streets or any private housing development close by is not allowed and may be enforced.

If you are travelling by private car, the Bayside vaccine centre is on Olympian Drive, Grangetown, CF11 0JS.

Can you cycle or walk?

The International Sports Village is easily accessible for local residents by either walking or cycling. Cycling and walking routes are provided over the Cardiff Bay Link Road (A4232), connecting Cardiff Bay to both the International Sports Village and Ferry Road. There is also the Pont y Werin bridge for walkers and cyclists attending the site from Penarth and the Eastern Vale, which links Penarth Marina with the Cardiff Bay International Sports Village.


There are a number of bus services available to and from the Bayside vaccine centre. These are:

Cardiff Bus services:

  • Service 9 (Heath Hospital/Whitchurch Road/Crwys Road/City Road/City Centre & Grangetown
  • Service 13 (Drope/Ely/Canton/Butetown)

For more information on Cardiff Bus services, please visit:  Cardiff Bus

New Adventure Travel (NAT) services:

  • Service 89a (Cardiff to Dinas Powys via Penarth and Landough)
  • Service 89b (Cardiff to Landough via Penarth)
  • Service 304 (Llantwit Major to Cardiff via St Athen/Rhoose/Barry/Landough Hospital and Cardiff Bay)

For more information, please visit:  New Adventure Travel


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 23 March

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:222,747(Total yesterday: 3,734)

Key Priority Groups 1-4

  • Care home staff: 4,266 (1stDose) 3,565 (2ndDose)
  • Care home residents: 2,145 (1stDose) 1,555 (2ndDose)
  • 80 and over: 19,062 (1stDose) 508 (2ndDose)
  • Frontline healthcare staff: 25,732 (1stDose) 21,240 (2ndDose)
  • Social care staff: 9,120 (1stDose) 6,599 (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,093 (1stDose) 1,653 (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 20,291 (1stDose) 8,681 (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 9,410 (1stDose) 4,757 (2ndDose)

Key Priority Groups 5-7

  • 65-69: 16,998 (1stDose) 557 (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 33,514 (1stDose) 2,394 (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 12,904 (1stDose) 1,071 (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 (12 March - 18 March)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

22 March 2021, 09:00


Cases: 111

Cases per 100,000 population: 30.3 (Wales: 41.5 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,911

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,338.5

Positive proportion: 2.3% (Wales: 3.4% positive proportion)


Public consultation on Cycleway 4.2 begins today

Cardiff Council has ambitious plans to improve active travel routes for all ages and abilities. This is part of the council's ambitious plans to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, tackle congestion and improve public health.

Cycleway 4 aims to provide existing communities in Pontcanna, Llandaff, Radyr and Danescourt, and new housing developments in the North West of the city, with a high quality segregated route to the city centre. Consultation on five options for the next phase of this route starts today (23.03/21)

Cycleway 4.1 - which has already been built - allows cyclists to cycle from Bute Park, up through Pontcanna Fields to Western Avenue. The second phase (4.2) will take cyclists across Western Avenue safely and up to Llandaff, via Cardiff Metropolitan University.

A final stage will then extend Cycleway 4 up to the new housing developments in North West Cardiff.

The six-week public consultation starts today, March 23rd, and will close on May 4th2021.

The five options being consulted on will allow cyclists to cycle across Western Avenue safely using a new toucan crossing, via one of the following routes:

Option A:The new cycleway would utilise the existing path on the north side of Cardiff Metropolitan University campus, continuing parallel onto the path by the river before going south through Llandaff Meadow onto Cathedral Green, then onto Bridge Road and finally onto Llantrisant Road

Option B:This route would take cyclists west along the river path, exiting to the east by the rowing club on Bridge Road. The cycleway would then head through the new development proposed on the previous BBC Cymru Wales site onto Llantrisant Road.

Option C:The third option would travel along the east side of Western Avenue and would use the existing crossing over the road, which would be made into a new toucan crossing. This route would run along the existing path that runs south of Llandaff Cemetery to Cathedral Close, onto Cathedral Green, onto Bridge Road, and then onto Llantrisant Road.

Option D:The fourth option would use the existing path on the north side of Cardiff Metropolitan University campus, joining the path by the river, before exiting east by the rowing club on Bridge Road, through the old BBC Cymru Wales studios onto Llantrisant Road.

Option E:The last option would also use the existing path on the north side of Cardiff Metropolitan University campus, continuing the route parallel to the path by the river.

The cycleway would then head south through Llandaff Meadow towards Llandaff Cathedral, then west to join the path by the river, exiting to the east by the rowing club on Bridge Road, through the former BBC Wales Cymru studios onto Llantrisant Road.

A full consultation pack has been prepared and is available through the following link: