The Government have been clear that UK supply chains are robust and there is no shortage of food or product supplies coming into the UK. British food retailers have written a joint letter to their customers to asked the public to come together to support each other by ensuring they do not buy more than they need. Supermarkets will limit the sale of certain items if needed. Many are operating specific opening hours for vulnerable groups and a range of supermarkets are participating in the national voucher scheme to support children on free school meals during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Local Government have extended delivery hours to supermarkets to ensure shelves can be replenished more quickly and the government has also temporarily relaxed drivers’ hours rules and supermarket competition laws so that more goods can be delivered to every store every day.