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Impact of COVID-19 on bar and restaurant footfall in the UK Feb-Mar 2020

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak hit the United Kingdom, footfall to bars and restaurants declined. Across the hospitality sector on March 20, 2020, there had been a 58 percent decline in footfall in the last seven days compared to the same seven days in 2019. Bars, pubs and restaurants were ordered to close to visitors on March 20.

Percentage change in hospitality footfall due to to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United Kingdom (UK) from February 20 to March 20, 2020*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

February 20 to March 20, 2020

Number of respondents

Over 800 venues

Special properties

focussed on UK major cities

Supplementary notes

* Seven day running average change, compared with same day in 2019.
Includes restaurants, casual dining restaurants, cafes/delicatessen, bars, bar restaurants, food pubs and nightclubs.

Data shows year-over-year seated diners at restaurants on the OpenTable network across all channels: online reservations, phone reservations, and walk-ins. For year-on-year comparisons by day, the source compares to the same day of the week from the same week in the previous year. For example, they compare Tuesday of week 11 2020 to Tuesday of week 11 in 2019. Only states or cities with 50+ restaurants in the sample are included. All restaurants on the OpenTable network in either period are included.
OpenTable is active in more than 80 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom and the United States.

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