Two council-run car parks have been closed – because it is impossible for motorists to stay two-metres apart.
The authority has made the decision because ‘access to the car parks compromise social distancing’.
It comes as parking charges are being reintroduced across Cheshire East from Monday, June 15 – and traffic wardens will return.
Now council bosses are advising you to use a pen or wear gloves when using the pay-and-display machines.
Parking charges have been suspended since March 27. ‘Non-essential’ shops are allowed to reopen from June 15.
Councillor Laura Crane, cabinet member for parking, said: “Decisions like these are difficult and can be deeply emotive and unpopular. But it is our responsibility to ensure there is a good turnaround of spaces for visitors and shoppers and that our car parks are safe, secure and well maintained.
“Protecting our business economy and keeping people safe as lockdown restrictions are lifted by the Government are priorities for us and these parking measures will be reviewed where necessary.”