GOOGLE is using location data gathered from phones to help public health officials understand how people’s movements have changed in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The reports use data from people who have opted in to storing their location history with Google to help illustrate the degree to which people are adhering to government instructions.

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The Covid-19 Community Mobility Report dated November 15 looks at data between Sunday, October 4, and Sunday, November 15, 2020.

The data shows the number of people visiting workplaces has decreased by 27 per cent compared to the baseline.

However, the number of people visiting residential areas has increased by 11 per cent compared to the baseline.

Trips to supermarkets and pharmacies have decreased showing a 19 per cent drop compared to the baseline.

More people have been visiting parks which have seen a 19 per cent rise in visits.

Fewer people are opting to use public transport such as buses and trains (68 per cent decrease compared to the baseline).

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England is currently in lockdown 2.0 which means pubs, restaurants, entertainment venues and non-essential shops have closed until December 2.

As a result, fewer people are visiting retail and recreation which has seen a drop of 67 per cent compared to the baseline.