Woolworths announce limits on painkillers and toilet paper

Woolworths announced their stores are reinstating limits on 13 January. Picture: ON FILE.

Woolworths’ customers in Belgrave, Monbulk and Emerald will be limited to the amount of toilet paper and painkiller products they can buy for the foreseeable future.

The company announced it is reinstating a limit of two packs per a customer nationwide for the products, both in-store and online.

Woolworths said this is a precautionary move following recent food and grocery supply chain constraints. The limits are to ensure more customers have fair access to the products that are facing increased demand.

Woolworth director of stores Jeanette Fenske said the company understands it is an anxious time for customers across the country.

“We will continue to closely monitor product availability across our stores, with stock continuing to be sent to stores daily. Customers will notice some gaps on shelves but we’re doing all that we can to meet demand,” she said.

“We encourage everyone to be mindful of others in the community and to continue shopping in reasonable quantities.”

Woolworths is currently seeing pressure on supply chain caused by the omicron coronavirus impacting stock levels around Victoria and the country.

“We would like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding, and ask them to continue to show kindness to our teams who are doing everything they can to support them during this challenging time.” Ms Fenske said.