Coronavirus UK: Archbishops say public should NOT panic to buy – urging ‘calm, courage and compassion’
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have urged the public to shop normally during the second nationwide lockdown.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, called for “calm, courage and compassion” as England plunged into a second national lockdown today, the Telegraph.
The post comes after a photograph emerged showing a shopper piling dozens of packages of lightly salted doritos on the checkout conveyor belt.
Earlier this week, queues outside a Costco lakefront branch stretched 1,300 feet as desperate families waited to purchase items in bulk.
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, have called for “calm, courage and compassion” as England plunges into a second nationwide lockdown today, the Telegraph reported
The post comes after the release of photographs showing wrestling buyers hoarding lightly salted doritos (pictured) and toilet paper
In an open letter published yesterday, the archbishops said: “First, let’s be calm. By buying only what we need and not hoarding, or reaching out to our neighbors like we did in the first lockdown, we can be stronger together in ways that we cannot if we go it alone.
They asked people to join them online for a month of daily prayer at 6 p.m.
This week, social distancing was completely forgotten as shoppers battled for bargains in panic buying scenes.
The extraordinary scenes showed Tesco customers struggling near shelves where discounted items were displayed at the end of the day.
Empty shelves in supermarkets as shoppers grab what they can before a nationwide lockdown in England
Group of shoppers break social distancing rules to fight for a bargain in small section of Tesco branch
Despite the fact that grocery stores will be allowed to stay open during the UK’s second national lockdown, there have been pockets of panic buying incidents across the country.
Tesco’s retail rage outbreak – which was posted online with an unknown location – has seen thrifty shoppers determined to grab a bargain physically jostle themselves down the narrow aisle.
At one point, a man can be seen reaching out through the crowd to slip a load of goodies onto the top shelf, while a number of other shoppers grab handfuls of items in the various others. shelves.
Twitter users reported seeing similar scenes, with one adding: “Last week an old lady shoved me on the shoulder to get to the collapsed section even though I didn’t. wasn’t even stopped to watch anything.
Hundreds of people line up outside Costco in Lakeside, a drone photograph showed yesterday as the lines stretched 1,300 feet long
Others appeared to buy more frivolous purchases alongside their stockpiling of essentials
Bare shelves in a Tesco hypermarket in Cambridge before the nationwide lockdown, as customers stock up on loaves of bread
“Five minutes later, I see her buying expensive bottles of wine.”
A second person said: “They do this all the time. I did this long before Covid too.
A third user joked, “I don’t see anything wrong with this video!
Tesco’s downsized section has long been popular with thrifty shoppers and often provides a treasure trove of goodies, including discounted meats, cheeses and ready meals as well as a range of pastries.
It emerged the day after supermarkets resumed rationing their produce after hordes of panic shoppers swarmed grocery stores across the country today ahead of the UK’s second nationwide lockdown Thursday.
A Tesco supermarket in Ely, Cambridgeshire, has placed limits on essentials such as toilet rolls, flour and eggs.
Egg cartons bare after customers panicked to buy items before England’s national lockdown
Shelves of toilet rolls left bare after panic buying from customers, despite food stores will remain open
Supermarkets have urged people not to stockpile items, but customers appear to ignore this and buy a large amount of non-essentials and cupboard items, just like they did in March before. the first national lockdown.
Yesterday the shelves were bare in the aisles of Asda in Cambridge and Tesco in Ely in Cambridgeshire.
Home delivery slots are also booked, with many customers struggling to get slots and taking to Twitter to complain.
Hundreds of shoppers had lined up to enter stores, including Sainsbury’s and Costco wholesalers, before Thursday closed.
Primark – which will have to close under lockdown – has also seen queues outside its flagship store on Oxford Street.
A retail worker at the Bershka fashion chain’s Oxford Street store told MailOnline: “It has been very busy.
“It was also halfway through so I don’t think it was all down to the lockdown.
“But this weekend has been busier. ”