Sainsbury’s have announced they will restrict purchases on all grocery products and will close all cafes and fresh counters as the supermarket’s combat panic buying.

All customers will face a cap of a maximum of three of any grocery product.

and a cap of two items per customer will be placed on items such as toilet roll, soap and UHT Milk.

Tesco has announced that they are suspending all-night opening and Waitrose are drafting in hundreds of extra staff to cope with the demand.

Morrisons reported that it had seen a “considerable” degree of stockpiling and urged customers to “just buy what we need”.