COVID - 19 and Town Centres

The unprecedented effects of COVID-19 are altering the face of our town centres.  Footfall in Macclesfield Town Centre in late March 2020 was down circa 80%, aligned to national averages (Springboard data).

After the crisis some businesses may not re-open. Some customers, accustomed to e-retailing and e-socialising, may not return to town centres to pre-pandemic levels. The Council wants to support town centre businesses where it can both during this crisis and into recovery.

The following links may be useful: