Coronavirus: Don't stockpile!

Updated 15th March 2020, 18:40. For the latest medical advice, visit

In recent days, none of us will have escaped the headlines describing shops with empty shelves and people stockpiling everything from toilet rolls to pasta.

There is enough for everyone, and the Government is working closely with the supermarkets to keep the nation fed. But they need everybody's help to do this. 

The letter below - signed by all the major supermarkets - asks us to stop stockpiling. This is important advice. If you stockpile, it can mean there isn't anything left for others, who can often be the most vulnerable in society.