To enable better social distancing on Mondays, Epping market traders will be able to park their vehicles in the under-used civic offices car park behind the Conder Building.
But, following the ease of lockdown and the gradual increase in shoppers, Epping Forest District Council plans to restart car park enforcement with penalty charges resuming from today.
NHS critical and social care workers can continue to park for free by displaying a permit that can be acquired by visiting NHS Free Parking.
Nigel Avey, cabinet member for environmental and technical services, said: "Enforcement was reduced to focus on dangerous parking in all our car parks towards the end of March.
"We did not seek to publicise this because we wanted to encourage people to uphold the Government guidance to Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives, rather than facilitate unnecessary travel and parking."