UK retail footfall plummets to all-time low due to coronavirus lockdown

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Retail footfall across the UK slumped to an all-time low in March as the impact of the coronavirus lockdown hit the high street hard.

Shopper numbers across all retail destinations tumbled 41.3% year on year in March, according to Springboard.

As the effects of the government shutdown in the UK began to take effect towards the end of the month, the final three weeks of March saw footfall drop 61.5%, reaching a staggering 81.4% fall in the final week of the month.

Springboard said these were “by far” the lowest footfall figures since it began collating and publishing this data since 2009.

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