Brits are buying again in a panic because toilet rolls, rice, fruits and vegetables are in short supply

Brits are panicking again to buy just hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson slammed England into its third full lockdown.

Shoppers have reported bare shelves in supermarkets across the country.

At the top of the shopping list this time are rice, fresh fruit and vegetables and of course toilet paper.

New images show scenes reminiscent of those we first saw in March 2020 when the country was originally closed.


Toilet paper was already popular at the second lockdown in November (Credit: Splash News).

Panic buying begins for Lockdown 3.0

This time, there seems to be panic almost immediately after Boris Johnson’s announcement.

Read more: Boris Johnson will hold a press conference as SAGE warns a lockdown is not enough

A man in Leeds was seen with a cart full of toilet paper.

How should I eat if no food has been delivered for a week, Sainsbury’s?

The fresh fruit and veg aisle in a branch of Sainsbury’s also seemed bare.

They also queued at the store to get to Costco in Watford today (Jan 5th).

Searched supermarket shelves
While pasta was popular last time around, rice is on the panic buyers list for Lockdown 3.0 (Credit: Splash News).

Virtual queues also form

There were also queues online with reports from 15,000 people in today’s Ocado queue.

“And so the panic buying started!” said one shopper who posted a screenshot of the virtual shopper queue in front of him.

Read more: Michael Gove warns the lockdown could last into March

Asda buyers also complained about being held in virtual queues before they could access the website.

“It’s March 2020 again,” said another Briton.

Another shared a screenshot of unavailable Sainsbury’s delivery spots.

There were no vacancies available until Jan. 12 while the person confirmed they couldn’t leave the house due to a positive COVID-19 test.

“How am I supposed to eat if there’s no grocery delivery for a week, Sainsbury’s?” They asked.

There were reports that the store’s app crashed last night and Sainsbury’s announced that it had limited access to it while dealing with high demand.

Searched supermarket shelves
As early as March there seemed to be a shortage of fresh food (Photo credit: Cover images)

How did the British react to the news?

Brits have gone to Twitter to beat up people who have panicked again.

A worried Brit urged stores to reintroduce limits to stop panic buying.

“Asda, Please bring back your limits for essential elements. Your Govan shop was a joke last night, everyone Panic buying and hardly anything left on the shelves, ”they said.

People Panic buying once again…. Didn’t they know that last time people had to throw away most of their food? Said another.

“Stop being selfish and think of others who…. We’re all in the same situation, ”they urged.

Major stores – including supermarkets – will remain open throughout the new lockdown.

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