MAIL readers have backed a supermarket’s new restriction on certain products and called on the public to keep calm rather than resort to panic buying.

Morrisons bosses have placed a cap of no more than three purchases on a number of essential items, including toilet roll and and hand sanitiser.

There is a cap of two for Calpol medicine and a maximum of three for the following items:

- bar soap

- hand sanitiser

- hand wash

- world foods: rice, flour, and oil

- toilet paper - anti-bacterial cleaning

- bathroom cleaning

- specialist cleaning

- floor cleaning

- glass and window cleaning

- kitchen cleaning

- multi-purpose cleaning

- bleach

- disinfectant

- drains disinfectant

- toilet care bleach and disinfectant

- kitchen roll

The cap applies at the Morrisons store in The Strand in Barrow and nationwide.

Explaining, a Morrisons spokesperson said: “We are introducing a limit on a small number of key products, such as toilet roll and disinfectant.

“Our stock levels of these products are good but we want to ensure that they are available for everyone.”

Mail readers had their say on the new restrictions.

Brian Sinclair said: "If it’s on the shelves then people will take it. The supermarkets have a massive role to play in this. It is partly their fault as well that they run out of items."

Jane Smith said: “Would be better to restrict to one of each. Can‘t believe how selfish people are. Haven’t they learned anything over the last six months?We’re all in this together.”

Betty Taylor said: “And about time too. This panic buying is ridiculous, take what you need and everyone will get their shopping.”

Jean Wilson asked: “ Why are people stating to panic buy again? If people bought normal there’s plenty for everyone.”