Google data tracks Suffolk's movements before July 19 lockdown easing
- Credit: Archant
Data from Google which tracks people's movements has showed Suffolk taking a step towards normal life as coronavirus restrictions ease.
The latest figures from July 5 compare the time spent at various places with a baseline period from January 3 and February 6 2020 - just before the pandemic hit.
It shows that people in Suffolk have been visiting parks, shops and going to work more than the national average.
Trips to parks saw the biggest rise, up 78% on pre-Covid levels.
The number of people staying at home - once more than 20% during the pandemic - is now at 7%, lower than the national average of 9%.
You may also want to watch:
However, the number of people using public transport has fallen from a few months ago - although it is still higher than the national average.
On May 11, the figures were only down 23% on the pre-Covid baseline. On July 5, the number of those using public transport had dropped to 36% less than the baseline.
- 1 Eagle-eyed plane spotter saves pilot's life
- 2 'It's gone crazy' - Boss of Town's promotion rivals on League One spending
- 3 Andy Angles: Five observations following Town's clash with Crystal Palace
- 4 Machinery to be sold following the loss of 'passionate' farmer
- 5 Popular Southwold fish and chip shop for sale for £850k
- 6 How bride paid £1 for vintage wedding dress
- 7 Mapped: Check the Covid rate in your Suffolk neighbourhood
- 8 How the Ipswich Town players performed in their friendly clash with Crystal Palace
- 9 7 pretty villages in Suffolk
- 10 Incredible aerial photos show scale of Latitude Festival
The government is set to remove the vast majority of coronavirus restrictions on July 19, with people no longer advised to work from home and venues such as night clubs allowed to reopen.
It is expected this will lead to a further rise in people's movements.