Traders who work at Preston Markets have been granted a three-month rent relief period by Preston City Council to allow them to continue trading throughout the lockdown.
The council hopes it will allow traders who sell fresh produce to continue.
The council also wants to ensure other traders who are not providing essential services will be able to return to the markets after the lockdown is lifted.
Council leader Matthew Brown said:
I would like to say a big thank you to the traders who are able to continue to operate at this difficult time, offering essential fresh produce to the people of Preston. This is greatly appreciated by both myself and all your customers.
I would encourage everyone to continue to shop locally and support our independent businesses who are anchored in our community during this unparalleled time.
A spokesman for the council said they are "considering" providing assistance to other businsses that are occupying Council premises outside of the markets.