Cardiff Council Update: 19 May

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; Denim for Dementia; and Mount Stuart primary pupils plant 1000 trees for One Planet Cardiff.


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

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  450,631 (1stDose: 323,195 2ndDose: 127,418)


  • 80 and over: 21,065 / 94.3% (1stDose) 19,809 / 88.7% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,093 / 95.8% (1stDose) 14,368 / 91.2% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,455 / 95.3% (1stDose) 20,756 / 92.2% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,772 / 93.3% (1stDose) 17,240 / 73.9% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 25,773 / 91.4% (1stDose) 17,021 / 60.3% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 28,988 / 89.1% (1stDose) 6,723 / 20.7% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,451 / 86.3% (1stDose) 5,924 / 18% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 52,935 / 78.5% (1stDose) 9,686 / 14.4% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 52,886 / 67.1% (1stDose) 8,703 / 11% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 54,143 / 54.9% (1stDose) 8,603 / 8.7% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 2,003 / 97.9% (1stDose) 1,894 / 92.5% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,240 / 92.7% (1stDose) 10,124 / 83.5% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 44,399 / 87.4% (1stDose) 8,464 / 16.7% (2ndDose)

Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication. Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (08 May - 14 May)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

18 May 2021, 09:00


Cases: 66

Cases per 100,000 population: 18.0 (Wales: 9.6 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,150

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,131.1

Positive proportion: 1.6% (Wales: 1.0% positive proportion)


Denim for Dementia

The Lord Mayor of Cardiff is backing this year's Dementia Action Week by donning his jeans, to help raise awareness and funds for his chosen charity.

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Rod McKerlich, is supporting Alzheimer's Society Cymru during his tenure and is encouraging people to dig out their dungarees, denim jackets, shirts or favourite jeans to wear for the ‘Denim for Dementia' campaign during Dementia Action Week (May 17 - 23).

Dementia Action Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia, the challenges people living with the disease and their families experience as well as the wealth of positive work going on and services available to enable people with dementia to live well.

The Lord Mayor said: "Some of the challenges and issues people living with dementia experience have been brought more to light during the pandemic, which has affected the elderly population so much. I hope this Dementia Action Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of these issues and also much needed funds so that organisations like Alzheimer's Society can continue their wonderful work in supporting people living with dementia and their families."

Anyone wishing to support the Lord Mayor's charity can donate here:

Dig out your denim for dementia! (

Please mark your donation ‘Lord Mayor of Cardiff's COTY'.

Fundraising Manger for Alzheimer's Society, Jess Bowring, said: "To everyone taking part in Denim for Dementia, diolch yn fawr! Without support from people like yourselves, we couldn't provide vital services or fund our ground breaking dementia research. You are helping to support people affected by dementia today whilst funding research in to a cure for the future. If you would like information on how to find support or how to volunteer, please get in touch on 07545 094 689 or"

The younger generation are taking action this week with a new pen pal scheme that is being piloted at St Joseph's RC Primary School and Millbank Primary School. Pupils are putting pen to paper to draft letters to residents at The Forge Care Centre and Ely Court Care Home to share their experiences and find out more about their new pen pals.

There's also wealth of dementia-friendly activities and events taking place this Dementia Action Week, and every week in Cardiff as the Council and its partners seek to make the city a more dementia-friendly community.

Working with Alzheimer's Society Cymru and Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, the Council is committed to ensuring Cardiff is a place where people living with the disease and their families feel supported to live well.

Information on a host of online social and wellbeing sessions can be found on the Dementia Friendly Cardiff website at  which also provides details on services and useful resources to support individuals and families, including Reading Well for Dementia resources.

This Books on Prescription scheme provides helpful reading for people experiencing a dementia, including books selected by health professionals and people who have lived experience of condition. All hubs and libraries across the city stock the reading list - visit  for information on digital resources, click and collect book services or how to book a slot to browse the shelves in your local hub or library.

For more information on Dementia Friendly Cardiff,


Mount Stuart Primary pupils plant 1000 trees for One Planet Cardiff

Pupils at Mount Stuart Primary school are playing their part in Cardiff's journey towards being carbon neutral by 2030, helping to plant 1,000 trees at the school.

The saplings were given to the school to mark the launch of the council's One Planet Cardiff response to the climate emergency.

Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Michael Michael, said: "The actions we all take now are going to have significant consequences for future generations so it's great to see pupils at Mount Stuart getting involved and doing their bit to help push Cardiff towards our goal of being carbon neutral by 2030."

Head Teacher at Mount Stuart Primary, Helen Borley said: "The plan is for every child in the school to plant a tree. Every child will then tie a ribbon around the tree with their name on it or to remember a member of their family. As we build back from the pandemic the children have become much more aware and appreciative of the outdoors and planting this amount of trees is just a small recognition of this."

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