Google mobility data highlights how COVID-19 restrictions and initiatives have impacted visits to retail and recreation locations.
Google mobility data highlights how COVID-19 related government restrictions and initiatives impacted the numbers of visits to retail and recreation locations in the North East and elsewhere during the period mid-July - mid-October 2020.
Visits to retail and recreation locations in the North East decreased after the introduction of local restrictions in September according to analysis of Google mobility data by the North East LEP. This followed an increase during August at the time of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
The decrease in visit numbers in other locations where stricter restrictions were introduced in October highlights the potential impact of such measures on the North East.