THE biggest supermarket chains have confirmed whether they plan to re-introduce product purchase limits on a number of key items.

The announcements come amid fears that shoppers have started to panic-buy due to concerns over a possible second national lockdown.

While the UK's various devolved governments are keeping the situation under constant review as coronavirus cases rise, further safety measures have also been rolled out by supermarkets to keep staff and shoppers safe.

At Tesco, for instance, there will be a three-items per customer limit for flour, dried pasta, toilet roll, baby wipes and anti-bacterial wipes.

There are additional limits for a small number of products online, such as rice and canned vegetables.

Waitrose has set a limit of two packs for customers buying toilet roll and sanitiser.

Asda, meanwhile, said there were no limits on products when contacted earlier this week. Lidl, Sainsbury's and Iceland also confirmed they had no plans to introduce product restriction in the near future.