Australian Coles Lifts Limit on Toilet Paper Purchase

Australian Coles Lifts Limit on Toilet Paper Purchase
A half-empty section of rice at a Coles supermarket in Sydney, Australia, on March 3, 2020. (Mimi Nguyen Ly/The Epoch Times)

Toilet paper limits prompted by COVID-19-fuelled hoarding have been lifted by Coles.

As the toilet paper fever eases and shelves of loo rolls remain stocked across the country, the major retailer has lifted its one packet per person restrictions on the bathroom essential.

From April 28, customers will be able to purchase as many packets of toilet paper and paper towels as they want.

“We expect to remove further limits as customer demand continues to stabilise and more categories see supply levels return to normal,” a Coles spokeswoman said.

Other items such as pasta, flour, eggs, liquid soap and anti-bacterial wipes continue to be restricted to two per person.

Coles is the first retailer to lift restrictions on toilet paper.

Aldi announced on Tuesday its stores will return to their normal trading hours, unless state and local trading restrictions applied.

By Ulises Izquierdo 
Australian Associated Press is an Australian news agency.
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