Car parking charges have been suspended in Middlesbrough car parks.
The removal of charges will cover all Council-run pay and display car parks and on-street parking meters.
The move is aimed at helping those who need to park in the town centre for work, and the suspension will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Councillor Ashley Waters, Middlesbrough Council's Executive member for Regeneration, said: "We're doing everything we can to support local residents and businesses in what is an incredibly complex and fast-moving situation.
"While the clear advice is that people should work from home where possible, we want to support those for whom it's essential that they come into town to work.
"I'd also urge people to heed the latest Government and Public Health England advice - exercise social distancing, and please avoid all unnecessary travel.
"It's only by following these vital guidelines that we will stop the spread of Coronavirus and avoid unnecessary deaths."
The suspension of car parking charges will come into effect on Tuesday, March 24.