Christchurch City Council has decided to waive parking fees in the central city until at least 28 May.
That means people using on-street pay-by-plate parking or the Lichfield Street and Christchurch Art Gallery parking buildings do not need to pay.
However, people parking in time-restricted on-street parking spaces will need to adhere to the time limits or face getting ticketed. The time restrictions on pay-by-plate spaces will also still apply and will be enforced as well.
Enforcing time limits ensures that parking in the central city turns over, which supports businesses.
The Council will make a decision on when it will resume charging for parking when it meets on Thursday 28 May.