Oxford data shows massive leap in movement as UK hits the town in July

UK sees biggest weekly increase in movement since the beginning of the pandemic

Movement in the capital leapt by some 70% and increased by more than 61% around the UK over Saturdays in early July, compared to the last Saturday in June, according to data from Oxford’s COVID-19 Impact Monitor.

Dr Matthias Qian says, ‘Recent measures to ease further the national lockdown, including the re-opening of pubs and additional retail stores, have increased destination choices for consumers. And with the growing number of the choices, people did go to more and farther places, as our impact monitor reveals.’

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