Full list of rationed items at UK supermarkets as panic buying continues

Supermarkets have had to crack down on shoppers who have been stockpiling in-demand items such as loo roll, hand gel, anti-bacterial spray, pasta and tinned goods.

One man was man mugged outside Savers with someone grabbing his loo roll, while a stampede formed at Aldi as frantic customers raced to get their hands on newly delivered stock.

Many shelves have been stripped bare in the last week or so, with shoppers spotted filling up their trolley and leaving vulnerable adults unable to pick up their weekly goods, reports DevonLive .

The Government has urged people not to panic buy and says there will be enough items for everyone.

Here is a list of the restrictions in place at each supermarket.


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TESCO

Milk, pastas and anti-bacterial wipes all have a five-item maximum on the number people can buy.

The restrictions started online on Sunday morning and in stores on Saturday afternoon.

The supermarket has sold out of many types of pasta online

WAITROSE

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

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


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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."

ASDA

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."

SAINSBURYS

The supermarket will be setting a limit of five units per customer on a small number of products such as hand wash, toilet rolls and cleaners.

ALDI

Aldi has restricted all items in its store to four units.

The budget chain tweeted to say it had seen an "unprecedented demand" across its range and its wants to make all of its customers can purchase everything.

It added: "All our stores remain open and continue to serve our valued customers. We have good product availability and our colleagues are working tirelessly to restock and replenish shelves as quickly as they can."


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LIDIL

No restrictions have been confirmed yet.

OCADO

Toilet roll has been rationed to two 12-packs per customer.

The website and app crashed yesterday as people rushed to buy food. The outrage came as the company said it was struggling to fulfil demand and that new customers would not be able to use the site.

"In this time of unusual demand, we have made the call to temporarily prioritise deliveries for you, our existing customers. This means, after today we will not be processing new customer bookings for the time being," it wrote on Facebook .

"Naturally, we are very sorry to have to disappoint anyone that chooses Ocado, and we’re working hard to increase our delivery capacity."

The High Street chemist Boots has restricted the sales of hand sanitisers to two per person.

As of Saturday afternoon, 21 people in the UK have died from the virus so far, with 1,140 people testing positive.

Government authorities have given advice on how to prevent the spread as airlines cancel flights across the world.

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