Shopper numbers have fallen by 3% since the government’s 10pm curfew was introduced.

Figures from Springboard show that footfall was up in the first half of last week, before dropping dramatically in the second half as new coronavirus restrictions were brought in. Footfall has slumped 6.8% on high streets.

According to data from the British Retail Consortium and ShopperTrak, footfall on UK high streets and at other retail destinations was 33% lower last week compared to the same period in 2019. That represented a marked deterioration since the first week of September, when footfall was only down by 24% year-on-year.