Shoppers have reported bare shelves in supermarkets up and down the country.
Top of the shopping list this time around appears to be rice, fresh fruit and veg and, of course, toilet roll.
New pictures show scenes reminiscent of those we first saw back in March 2020, when the country was originally locked down.
Panic buying starts for lockdown 3.0
This time around, it appears panic set in almost immediately following Boris Johnson’s announcement.
One man in Leeds was seen with a trolley full of toilet paper.
How am I supposed to eat if there’s no grocery delivery for a week, Sainsbury’s?
The fresh fruit and veg aisle in a branch of Sainsbury’s also appeared to be bare.
They were also queuing around the store to get into Costco in Watford earlier on today (January 5).
Virtual queues are forming, too
Online there were also queues, with reports of 15,000 people in the Ocado queue today.
“And so the panic buying has begun!” said one shopper, who posted a screenshot of the queue of virtual shoppers in front of them.
Asda shoppers also complained of being held in virtual queues before they could access the website.
“It’s March 2020 all over again,” said another Brit.
Another shared a screen shot of unavailable Sainsbury’s delivery slots.
It showed no slots available up until January 12, while the person confirmed they couldn’t leave the house due to a positive COVID-19 test.
“How am I supposed to eat if there’s no grocery delivery for a week, Sainsbury’s?” they asked.
There were reports that the store’s app crashed last night, and Sainsbury’s revealed that it had limited access to it while it dealt with high demand.
How have Brits reacted to the news?
Brits have taken to Twitter to slam the people who have started panic buying again.
One concerned Brit asked stores to introduce limits again to stop panic buying.
“Asda, please bring back your limits on essential items. Your Govan store was a joke last night, everyone panic buying and hardly anything left on the shelves,” they said.
“People panic buying again…. didn’t they realise that last time people did this they had to throw away most of their food?” said another.
“Stop being selfish and think about others that…. we are all going through the same situation,” they urged.
People are panic buying again
— (@SpookySupernova) January 5, 2021
And so the panic buying has begun! pic.twitter.com/uNoapwhmcx
— Rachel ‘Kenny’ Everett (@angel_cymraeg) January 4, 2021
Essential stores – including supermarkets – will remain open throughout the new lockdown.
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