Coronavirus: How well Peterborough is sticking to lockdown compared to rest of the UK according to Google

Google has published data on how different areas of the UK are sticking to the current lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 5:00 am

The search engine has gathered data from phones to compile figures on how residents in the city are sticking to the ‘stay at home message’ compared to other places across England, Scotland and Wales.

We have all been told to stay at home, except in very limited circumstances:

. Shopping for basic necessities

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Peterborough city centre has become largely empty since the lockdown was put in place

. For medical reasons, including to provide care for others

. Going to work if you cannot work from home

. Taking one form of exercise a day, either alone or with members of your household.

This is how Peterborough is sticking to the lockdown compared to the UK average and neighbouring authorities, according to Google, which has produced a Community Mobility Report which displays the change in visits to places such as grocery stores and parks.

The report was published on April 5.

Peterborough

Retail & recreation

-78% compared to baseline (late February)

Grocery & pharmacy

-38%

Parks

-36%

Transit stations

-74%

Workplace

-41%

Residential

+17%

Google does note that it lacks enough data to “provide a complete analysis” of Peterborough.

United Kingdom

Retail & recreation

-82%

Grocery & pharmacy

-41%

Parks

-29%

Transit stations

-70%

Workplaces

-54%

Residential

+15%

Cambridgeshire

Retail & recreation

-84%

Grocery & pharmacy

-41%

Parks

-21%

Transit stations

-76%

Workplace

-53%

Residential

+15%

Northamptonshire

Retail & recreation

-81%

Grocery & pharmacy

-37%

Parks

-37%

Transit stations

-67%

Workplace

-46%

Residential

+14%

Lincolnshire

Retail & recreation

-80%

Grocery & pharmacy

-40%

Parks

-39%

Transit stations

-58%

Workplace

-45%

Residential

+13%

The full report can be read at: https://www.google.com/covid19/mobility/.