The city council has made the decision to help key workers and those needing to get supplies.
A spokesperson said;
‘We know that it is extremely difficult for families and children across the city but we want to make sure people are safe while taking on board clear Government guidelines around social distancing and to control the spread of infection. I hope that everyone will understand that complying with these rules is in everyone’s interest.
‘From today, ( Tuesday 24 March ) we will no longer charge for on-street parking in our city centre so that key workers are not only able to park close to their workplaces, but people are able to get essential supplies.
‘I know that people across the city will have concerns about finding work or claiming benefits, so I’m pleased that the Department for Work and Pensions is currently focused on ensuring that anyone who finds themselves out of work as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is able to claim benefits easily and quickly.’