Essential workers will get free parking across Canberra throughout the Covid lockdown.
A temporary pause will be put on paid ACT government-owned car parks from Monday for the duration of the lockdown.
"This is a city-wide pause and includes parking near our hospitals and healthcare facilities within the CBD (including Braddon) and within town and group centres," a statement read.
"Canberrans should still only be travelling for essential reasons but this temporary pause on pay parking will support our health sector and essential businesses during this challenging time.
"Access Canberra will continue to enforce safety related matters including mobility parking spaces, loading zones, no stopping and no parking areas.
"Time limits on parking spaces will also still apply."
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Under the seven-day lockdown Canberrans can only leave their home for essential reasons including work that cannot be done from home, essential shopping such as groceries and one hour of exercise per day.
The ACT government moved to allow a 10-minute grace period on parking fines in August last year in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Police Minister Mick Gentleman said at the time parking inspectors were focusing on compliance around safety issues rather than people overstaying their allocated time during the Covid crisis.
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