Coles and Woolworths will lift nearly all purchase restrictions TODAY – with the exception of one item
Coles and Woolworths will lift almost all purchase restrictions TODAY – but the limit of two packages on toilet paper remains
- Coles will lift all purchase restrictions for products to the public on Tuesday
- Woolworths has removed all limits except for a two-pack limit on toilet paper
- The restrictions lifted will apply and be monitored throughout Australia throughout the week
Coles and Woolworths lifted nearly all purchasing restrictions in stores across Australia on Tuesday.
There are no limits on products in Coles supermarkets, express store or online store, with Woolworths removing all restrictions except a two-piece limit on toilet paper.
The lifted restrictions of both supermarkets will be monitored in the coming weeks.
“We ask that customers continue to buy only what they need and observe all safety and physical distance measures in our stores,” said a spokesperson for Coles.
Coles will lift all purchase restrictions for products to the public on Tuesday. Pictured: Customers line up at Coles in Firle in Adelaide in April
Claire Peters, director of Woolworths Supermarkets, said the staff worked to ensure that all customers have access to the products they need.
“We continue to see increased demand in our supermarkets, but we have good inventory levels that continue to flow through our warehouses and stores,” she said.
It comes as Victoria continues to fight a second wave of COVID-19, with 632 new patients since last Monday.
An employee of the Woolworths West Footscray customer satisfaction center tested positive for the virus over the weekend, which led to 20 percent of their online orders being canceled in Melbourne.
Some employees have been instructed to isolate themselves, with the center thoroughly cleaned to return to normal operation from Monday.
Fifty Woolworths employees from their Balmain store in Sydney were forced to isolate themselves after an employee worked earlier this month while infected with COVID-19.
Woolworths has removed all limits except for a two-pack limit on toilet paper. Pictured: A lucky shopper leaves Woolworths in Balmain in March with toilet paper
Woolworths has encouraged shoppers from hotspot areas to do their shopping online, with nurses stationed in the hotspot stores.
Coles has donated 2,000 boxes of groceries and fresh food to Melbourne residents locked up in their apartments by coronavirus security measures.
Each of the boxes contains enough food to feed four people for three days, and includes forms to request groceries for upcoming deliveries.
“It has been a tremendous effort from everyone involved to help the community – not just the store team, but also the supply chain and our suppliers,” said Matt Swindells, Coles’ Chief Operations Officer.
“We will continue to work with the Victorian government to provide residents of these buildings with essential supplies for as long as necessary.”
Police watch as shoppers line up to buy toilet paper at the Coles store in Epping in March