Britain is reluctant to move on COVID-19 advice, but not if it is sunny

Britain is proving reluctant to start moving, despite the Government’s relaxation of a series of lockdown measures, according to data from the Oxford COVID-19 Impact Monitor.

Official announcements have been made, lifting restrictions, but data from the Monitor shows the country is still moving less than 50% of the pre-lockdown distance.

Dr Matthias Qian says, ‘We explain the slow and steady increase in mobility with the lockdown fatigue of the population while destination choices are limited. The key driver of population movement is the daily commute to work, and these commutes remain muted as many offices have yet to reopen.’

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