The pandemic had a severe impact on highstreet in the UK. In April 2021. footfall across highstreets fell by 88% compared to 2019. This infographic gives an overview of the current state of town centres as well as looking at the future of highstreets.
Footfall is a vital metric which provides a measure of activity on local high streets. Chris Wade from the People and Places Partnership discusses the monitoring of footfall and foot-flow data to inform the pandemic response.
The restrictions introduced in response to Covid-19 triggered an unprecedented emptying of city centres and high streets across the country. Carol Pryah of the Historic Coventry Trust discusses support packages for town centre businesses.