Cllr Stephen Brady has said he's proud of Hull's reaction to coronavirus
Cllr Stephen Brady, leader of Hull City Council, has praised the response of Hull residents as less people visit the city centre. Right: A deserted Rose Bowl.

Coronavirus: Fewer people visiting city centre as Hull respects social distancing

Latest footfall figures show that fewer people are visiting the city centre as residents continue to respect restrictions implemented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The latest figures from Hull BID show that for last week, from Tuesday 13 April, footfall was down 1.8 per cent compared with the previous week.

This is in contrast to national footfall figures which increased by 1.9 per cent – and figures for the north of England and Yorkshire which increased by 6.3 per cent.

Compared with the same week last year, footfall is down 82.8 per cent in Hull city centre.

Councillor Stephen Brady, leader of Hull City Council, said: “This city always shows resilience and comes together during difficult and testing times – and now has been no different.

“I’m immensely proud of everyone who is respecting the vitally important guidance and measures being issued by government and Public Health England as we battle to save lives and protect our NHS.”

NHS road markings outside Hull Royal Infirmary
A man using a laptop.