Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK, we have seen an unprecedented decrease in footfall, which at its worst was almost 93% down on the same day compared to the previous year. On June 15th Shops and Shopping Centres were allowed to open their doors again with restrictions on the number of visitors allowed at any one time, and this can be seen in footfall numbers. We still see a significant decrease compared to last year, but looking at the past 10 weeks, the only way is up!
After the peak of new Covid-19 cases on April 10th, the number of new cases has fluctuated but maintained a downward trend, with the exception of June 26th.
The chart below shows the trend of footfall over the last few weeks, combined with the number of corona cases. We continue to monitor footfall numbers and share regular updates on its development.