Google mobility data shows a slight drop in the pedestrian activity for grocery and pharmacy locations within Belfast, 29% below the baseline. It’s important to note that this figure represents activity on the 12th July, which was a Sunday. Activity in retail and recreation locations as well as parks and beaches within Belfast also fell from previous weeks, however again in the wider context it’s a positive story for people movement as we see week on week growth.
Retail and recreation locations, which includes high streets, shopping centres and cinemas are on an upward trend, with footfall continuing to increase week on week. Activity in parks fluctuates much more widely as locations are more affected by weather and local holidays.