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Coles Has Lifted Its Limits on Toilet Paper So the Bog Roll Crisis of 2020 Is Officially Over

We’ve now, hopefully, seen the backside of panic buying in Australia.
By Samantha Teague
April 28, 2020
By Samantha Teague
April 28, 2020

While it seemed like just yesterday that images of Australians panic buying toilet paper were flooding our newsfeeds, Coles has today confirmed that the bog roll crisis of 2020 is officially over, with the announcement that it has lifted limits on the once-coveted toiletry item.

In a statement released today, Tuesday, April 28, a spokesperson for the supermarket chain said "we are pleased to be able to remove purchase limits at Coles on key household staples like toilet paper and paper towel". Previously, it had a strict one-packet per-person limit on the item.

This means, next time you head to your local supermarket you should hopefully find shelves stocked plentifully with bog roll. What a sight to behold:

Limits on some other essential items, such as UHT, fresh milk, meat, tissues and nappies, have also been lifted at Coles, but two-item per-person limits still remain on pasta, flour, rice, eggs, tinned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, anti-bacterial wipes and liquid soap. You can check out the full updated list over here.

Coles has said that it "expect[s] to remove further limits as customer demand continues to stabilise and more categories see supply levels return to normal", but, in the meantime, additional limits may still be placed on other items on a store-by-store basis, so it's best to pay attention to the signage while you're shopping.

Aldi and Woolworths both still have one-packet limits on toilet paper, but both supermarkets have been removing limits on other essential items over the past week.

For more details on Australian supermarket item limits, keep an eye on ColesWoolworths and Aldi websites.

To find out more about the status of COVID-19 in Australia and how to protect yourself, head to the Australian Government Department of Health's website.

Published on April 28, 2020 by Samantha Teague

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