A stall which was used by volunteer groups handing out food to homeless people has been removed.
Norwich City Council said it had taken down the covered stall on the Haymarket opposite Primark, following advice on social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak.
"We’re not planning to bring our stall back," it added.
"The expert medical guidance on social distancing has highlighted the importance of best practice around food provision for the most vulnerable.
"This is about making sure we get food to people safely, rather than bringing people to food, and we are working positively with a number of groups involved in providing food in this way."
It said it was working with organisations to engage with rough sleepers, secure temporary accommodation and deliver food to people directly.
Some volunteer groups criticised the decision on social media, as reported in the Eastern Daily Press.