Coles and Woolworths supermarkets reinstate product purchase limits in Washington state as COVID case triggers 5-day lockdown


UPDATE: Premier Mark McGowan said WA has not registered any new cases of COVID.

Woolworths and Coles supermarkets reinstated purchase limits on a range of items following Perth’s new COVID crisis.

Retail giants have placed purchase restrictions on many popular purchases in order to control and maintain inventory levels.

Woolworths extended the limits to some stores in Western Australia, while Coles imposed restrictions at all stores in the state.

As of 5 p.m. Sunday, the Perth area began a five-day lockdown after a local case of COVID was detected in a hotel quarantine worker.

The news led many buyers to Rush to their local Woolworths and Coles stores to line up for supplies.

In response, supermarkets have imposed the following restrictions on the following items.

Woolworths

Woolworths has placed these limits in certain stores in Western Australia.

In store – limit of two per product:

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Fabrics
  • Pasta
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Canned fish
  • Rice
  • Noodles
  • Long-life milk
  • Long-life milk Specialty
  • Fresh milk
  • Eggs
  • Frozen fruits
  • Frozen desserts
  • Burgers and Rissoles
  • Sausages
  • Prepackaged seafood (frozen and fresh)

Online – limit of two per product:

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand washing
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • lamb
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Bread (bread in store and prop (branded product))
  • Resale bakery (cakes etc)
  • Frozen chips
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Fresh pasta
  • Small goods
  • Poultry
Woolworths has imposed product limits at some WA stores. Credit: DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAPIMAGE

Coles

Limits are now in place at all Coles supermarkets and Coles Express stores in Western Australia.

One pack per customer:

Two packs per customer:

  • Fresh white milk
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Refrigerated pasta
  • Liquid soaps
  • Chicken thighs
  • Chicken breasts
  • Fabrics
  • Chop
  • Burgers
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Sausages
  • Frozen chips
  • Long-life milk
  • Canned dishes
  • Pasta
  • Canned fish
  • Flour
  • Canned vegetables
  • Rice
  • Pre-packaged seafood
  • Sugar
  • Noodles
  • Eggs
  • Face masks
Coles has placed purchase restrictions on certain purchases at all WA stores.
Coles has placed purchase restrictions on certain purchases at all WA stores. Credit: PAA

Monday Premier Mark McGowan said the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Perth remained the same overnight, with no new cases recorded.

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