Woolworths product limits are back for SA stores ahead of COVID lockdown restrictions
Woolworths has lowered product limits on dozens of items in its South Australian stores as the state prepares to enter the country’s toughest lockdown.
Supermarkets in Adelaide have already been inundated with desperate shoppers trying to stock up before a six-day shutdown.
Woolworths Supermarkets South Australia chief executive Karl Weber said the limits will help ensure shelves are not stripped.
“As an essential service, our supermarkets will remain open to meet the food and grocery needs of our customers. We have a lot of inventory, which will continue to flow to stores from our distribution centers, ”he said.
The following products will be limited in Woolworths stores in South Australia:
Limited to two per customer
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Frozen vegetables
- Frozen potato
- Frozen fruits
- Frozen fish
- Frozen Poultry
- Longlife Milk (Reg, Skim, Lite)
- Longlife Milk – Specialty (Soy, Almond)
- Antibacterial wipes
- Liquid hand wash
- Noodles (general public)
- Canned tomato
- Canned vegetables
- Canned legumes
- Disposable gloves
- Sponges and sponges
- Baby wipes
- Dishwashing liquid
- Dairy Milk – excluding flavorings
- Milk Milk (Specialty)
- Chilled juice
- Prepackaged Bacon
- Chopped (fixed weight only)
- Burgers, rissoles and meatballs
- Prepackaged carrots
- Prepackaged potatoes
- Prepackaged Onions
- Bread (breads) including in store
- Frozen seafood
- 2 x packets of pork
- 2 x packets of lamb
- 2 x packets of beef
- 2 x packets of chicken
2 kg limit on the following
- Butcher’s meat
- Small deli goods
- Poultry Charcuterie
Fruit and vegetable
- Limit of 2 kg on carrots
- Limit of 2 kg on onions
- 2 kg limit on potatoes
As of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, South Australia will be essentially closed, with only essential workers allowed to leave the house.
One person per household and per day will be allowed to leave the house to shop for groceries.
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Police Commissioner Grant Stevens said officers would be stationed at supermarkets across the state to avoid possible product shortages due to hoarding.
“I think people are going to flood our supermarkets,” Stevens said.
“If you go shopping, think of the others … [supermarkets] are going to be flooded over the next few hours.
“If we’re going to take action to protect these people, that’s what we’re going to do. “
Stevens said there would be no wiggle room offered by the police for anyone abusing hospital staff or other South Australians.
Supermarket shelves have been stripped of toilet paper in the past two days since the outbreak exploded, prompting Coles and Woolworths to reassure shoppers that there will be plenty to do.