This is part II of the study released in May 2020 by TAPTAP and UC3M that used a hyperlocal multivariable mobility analysis to assess the risk of provinces across Spain based on several factors like population composition and coverage of key points of interest like hospitals.

Part II of the study analyzes interprovincial mobility in Spain during the first five months of 2020 within the context of the COVID19 pandemic and specifically with respect to different levels of mobility restrictions during this time. The data used for this study coupled with the novel ways of examining mobility at an aggregate level may support:

    1. Predicting what the following months after the end of the state of alarm may bring with respect to risk of and preparation for virus transmission 
    2. Governments and industries greatly affected by the regulations – like the service economy – make data-driven public health and business decisions such as:
      1. Resource Allocation throughout the country
      2. Increasing or decreasing mobility restrictions to manage a second wave
      3. Targeted communication efforts
    3. Creating an optimal plan to restore tourism in the safest way possible as it forms a significant part of the Spanish economy

While this mobility study was conducted primarily at a provincial level, the same principles and methodology can be implemented at different levels of granularity – including zip codes or cities – which would yield additional findings.

Read about our methodology on page 14 of the report.