Footfall continued to drop last week
New figures have shown that footfall across UK retail destinations dropped by 10.9% last week from the week before, which was less than half the drop seen in the previous week.
The data from retail specialist Springboard reveals that footfall was 14.6% lower in shopping centres and 11.5% down in high streets, although retail parks experienced a smaller decline at 5.8%.
The figures also show that UK footfall is now 67.5% lower than in the same week in 2020, although this is still some way off the decline of 82.2% reached during the first Covid-19 lockdown.
Diane Wehrle, insights director at Springboard, said: “In what was the second full week of lockdown across the UK, footfall in retail destinations once again declined from the previous week, although the rate of decline slowed to less than half of that in the week before. This means that the annual decline in footfall has still not equalled either the lowest level in Lockdown 1 or even the level in the second week of Lockdown 1.”
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