Average footfall in retail and recreation locations saw weekly growth of only 1% however this is mitigated by the impact of the weather, as these locations also include beaches and outdoor activity centres. The early part of the week saw footfall only 5% below the baseline, boosted no doubt by parents preparing for back to school. In addition, high levels of footfall in the early part of the week can be attributed to the Eat out to help out scheme, driving footfall to cafes, restaurants and bars.
The correlation between weather and activity in parks is clear again this week, with an average mobility figure of 98%, a drop of 21% from the previous week. Workplace and grocery and pharmacy locations see little change week on week.