Parking on all of Stoke-on-Trent’s 42 car parks will remain free until the end of June.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has announced the free parking to support businesses, shoppers and visitors in the recovery from the coronavirus.
Council leader Abi Brown said: “We want to send a clear message to businesses and visitors to our shops and towns: we are supporting you as much as we can do and this city is open for business.
“We know how difficult the last three months have been through the lockdown, and by making our car parks free until the end of June, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to return.
“The reopening of high street shops and other retail means that footfall in the city will start to increase and this contribution will certainly help in the short-term as our economy starts to recover.
“We continue to urge residents to follow safety advice set out in Covid-19 secure shops, markets and other retail outlets and to adhere to the markers and safety measures put in place in various locations to help with this.”
Thew news will come as a welcome relief for many people as shops starts to reopen tomorrow and the UK eases it way out of the lockdown.