Full list of rationed items at stores as panic buying continues – Plymouth Live,

Full list of rationed items at stores as panic buying continues – Plymouth Live,

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Thousands of people are flooding to supermarkets to stock up on certain items as coronavirus cases in the UK continues to rise.

Most Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores have bare shelves in the pasta, soup, tinned sauces, rice and toilet roll aisles.

Hand gel, gloves and anti-bacterial sprays have also been stripped from the shelves.

The Government has urged people to not panic buy as supermarkets will maintain supplies of food and essentials as Covid – continues to spread across the globe.

despite the advice, scores of people are filling their trolleys with more food than they need – forcing shops to put restr ictions in place on certain items to ensure that there is enough for everyone.

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Tesco has introduced a five-item maximum on a number of foods including long-life milk, pasta and anti-bacterial wipes.

It has sold out of many types of pasta online, reports

BirminghamLive, while the Guardian says the shop is also running low on tinned food – such as tomatoes.

Started online on Sunday morning and in stores on Saturday afternoon.

Restrictions apply online and in store.

(WAITROSE) Waitrose is currently restricting online sales of certain anti-bacterial soaps and wipes. The supermarket is in talks with suppliers to increase orders, reports The BBC.

Some stores have introduced their own restrictions at a local level.


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    • Aldi today said it has “implemented temporary restrictions on some products, which is communicated in store on price cards”, reports

      BirminghamLive .

      Aldi tweeted: “We have good product availability.” in our stores and are managing the increased demand for certain items.

      “To ensure all customers have the opportunity to purchase items, we have implemented temporary restrictions on some products , which is communicated in store on price cards. “

      Anti-bacterial hand gel is not available online.

      Hand sanitiser restricted to two per person both in-store and online.

      (No food restrictions. Many anti-bacterial products out of stock online.

      Empty supermarket shelves in Plymouth


      Did not confirm any restrictions.


      Toilet roll rationed to two – packs per customer.


      Signs on shelves in Sainsbury’s read: “We are seeing huge demand for certain sanitizing and long-life products.

      “We are setting a limit of five units per customer on a small number of these products to ensure we can offer them to everyone who needs them, rest assured we are receiving new deliveries regularly.

      “Please help us to support as many people as we can.”

      () (MORRISONS)

      A post on the Morrisons website, reads: “You may notice that delivery slots for our online groceries service are becoming less readily available as demand for home deliveries increases. We’re working hard to facilitate as many orders as we can, however please be aware that you may need to book your slot further in advance than usual.

      ” You will also discover that there is a maximum order number on selected products so we can make sure our customers still have access to essential products. “


      Empty supermarket shelves in Plymouth

      A post on the Asda website, reads: “Like most retailers, we have seen a heightened demand for products both in stores and online – particularly on items like hand sanitizer and cleaning products and as a result, have implemented a two item limit on purchasing these items.

      “Whilst we are doing everything we can to maintain the availability of products for all our customers, we are asking our customers to shop responsibly in our stores and online so that everyone has access to the essentials.

      “We are also grateful to our colleagues for their efforts to make sure our shelves are being refilled regularly and would ask customers to be patient with them as they try to meet this increased demand for products on the shop floor. “

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