New toilet paper twist: Now Woolworths won’t let customers order loo roll to pick up – after limiting shoppers to one pack each
- Woolworths have announced toilet paper is no longer able to be ordered online
- CEO Brad Banducci said due to demand from panic buying, supplies were low
- Limits have also been placed on wipes, paper towels, serviettes, tissues and rice
Woolworths shoppers have been hit with bad news after the supermarket giant announced toilet paper would no longer be available to order online and pick up.
In an email sent to customers by CEO Brad Banducci, the supermarket chain said it was running low on toilet paper along with other supplies due to panic buying.
Mr Banducci said that due to demand, the highly sought after product ‘won’t be available for pick up orders for the time being.’
Toilet paper has been stripped from supermarket shelves due to panic buying from shoppers
Woolworths CEO announced toilet paper would no longer be available to order online and pick up
‘Limits are now in place on toilet paper, wipes, paper towels, serviettes, rice and some other items,’ he said.
‘Our toilet paper suppliers continue to work on meeting increased demand, and we’re working with some suppliers to prioritise the production of smaller pack sizes, so we can make more packs available to you this week.
‘Our team will be happy to see if toilet paper is available in store when you come in to pick up your order.’
The CEO ensured customers that an extra four hours were being put into cleaning every store daily, and staff will alert customers if anyone in store has contracted the disease.
‘As a precautionary measure and out of care for everyone’s wellbeing, we’ve added an extra 4 hours of proactive deep cleaning in each supermarket every day,’ Mr Banducci said.
‘If one of our customers or team members is confirmed with COVID-19, we’ll let you know in that store.’
Supermarkets were forced to place limits on toilet paper packs after shoppers started stock piling
Woolworths has also enforced a range of restrictions on products.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 204
New South Wales: 92
South Australia: 19
Western Australia: 14
Northern Territory: 1
Australian Capital Territory: 1
TOTAL CASES: 204
Tissues are limited to just two packs per shop, paper towel, serviettes and wipes are restricted to just one pack, only one pack of toilet paper can be bought and just two bottles of hand sanitiser.
So far 204 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia, with three deaths.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Australian government will effectively ban ‘non essential’ public gatherings of more than 500 people from Monday – and has warned Australians not to travel overseas.
‘We will be advising against organised, non-essential gatherings of persons of 500 people or greater from Monday,’ Mr Morrison said.
But Mr Morrison stressed the government’s ban only relates to ‘non-essential organised gatherings’ and doesn’t include schools, university lectures or catching public transport.
Shelves once full of toilet paper are seen empty in a Woolworths in Balmain, Sydney