Published: 19:13, 24 September 2020
| Updated: 19:35, 24 September 2020
Morrisons has become the first supermarket chain to reintroduce a three-item limit on certain products in a bid to combat panic buying.
The shopping giant has placed curbs on the sale of some ranges, including toilet rolls and disinfectants here in Kent.
Despite this, the firm - which has branches across the county - insists that its stock levels remain healthy.
A spokesman said: "We are introducing a limit on a small number of key products, such as toilet roll and disinfectant.
"Our stock levels of these products are good but we want to ensure that they are available for everyone."
In March, coronavirus rationing was imposed by major chains after shoppers stockpiled £60 million of goods, with toilet rolls, bags of pasta and hand sanitiser among the first items to sell-out.
And this week, concerns were raised that customers had begun panic buying once more after empty shelves were photographed at the Sainsbury's in Pepper Hill, Gravesend.
But a spokesman for the chain stressed its stock is not in short supply.
“We can now serve twice as many people with home delivery and Click and Collect as we could six months ago," he said.
"We can reassure our customers there is good availability for slots and products in our stores.”