Shoppers should be sensible when buying food and groceries, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and supermarkets have said.
Shelves have been emptied around the UK during the coronavirus outbreak, but can panic-buying be controlled and what is being done to restock shops?
What are supermarkets doing?
The major supermarkets are imposing limits on how many of each item people can buy.
Tesco is limiting customers to three of any product, and only two of toilet roll and paracetamol Sainsbury’s says people can buy up to three of any grocery product and two of more popular items like toilet paper, soap and long-life milk Asda will let people purchase up to three of any food, toiletry or cleaning product Aldi is limiting customers to four of any product Waitrose is allowing