Although locdkown measures have eased somewhat over the past few weeks, we still all need to be careful to socially distance and take safety precautions where we can.

If you’re still nervous about heading to the park or shops, there is one thing that might help you choose when best to go.

A new app called Crowdless was designed at the start of the pandemic to help ease those fears.

Using data from sources already available like Google Maps as well as crowdsourced data from app users, you can see supermarkets and pharmacies in your area and when they’re busiest.

The app is now available on iOS and Android, and has 60,000 users to help provide that real-time information as they go about their days.

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The app – as one of the many new things that have come out to help us during this pandemic – was recently selected as one of the winners of Innovate UK’s ‘Business-led innovation in response to global disruption’ competition.

Yohan Iddawela, one of the Co-Founders of Crowdless, said: ‘Many families are trying to find a new normal now that restrictions are being lifted. Our community of 60,000 use Crowdless to save time, to plan better and to stay safe.

‘By giving them real-time info on how busy stores are, they can avoid crowds and practise social distancing. We encourage stores to use our data to improve their own social distancing systems and to promote the safety of their customers.’

If you think it might help you out, you can check out Crowdless on their website.

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