New list of rules about what you can and cannot do in supermarkets for police publication


Dominic Raab extended the British lockout for another three weeks yesterday, which means that we will all have to stay at home and follow the social distancing guidelines until May 7.

However, the purchasing rules have changed and the reasons why you are allowed to go to the supermarket have changed.

Previously, buyers were only allowed to visit stores to buy “essentials,” but now the rules have been relaxed a bit, reports the Mirror.

Buyers are also allowed to collect basic food from friends and can purchase tools and supplies for necessary home repairs.

You will not be prevented from purchasing “non-essentials” such as alcohol while shopping.

Here is the full list, published by the National Council of Chiefs of Police, of what you can and cannot do shopping…

Shopping – What you can do:

  • Buy several days of food, including luxury items and alcohol
  • Buy a small amount of a basic or necessary item (for example a newspaper, animal feed, a loaf of bread or a pint of milk)
  • Collect excess basic food from a friend
  • Purchase tools and supplies to repair a damaged weathering fence panel

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If you are in your weekly store, you will not stop walking the “non-essential” aisles.

The document adds that people have a reason to visit stores while they are open, so it is not appropriate to prevent them from buying items considered “non-essential”.

Shopping – What you can’t do:

  • Police say it is unreasonable to go out for DIY supplies so that you can arrange your kitchen, for example.

Read our full list of all changes made as the lock expanded.


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