Tomorrow Asda stores, including the one at Longwell Green, will open to vulnerable and elderly customers only until 9am.
In a statement the retailer said: “If you’re in a vulnerable group and need to get your shopping, or are caring for someone in a vulnerable group, we’ll do everything we can to support you in stores on Friday morning before 9am.
“To our other customers, please help us do this by leaving your shopping until later in the day. We’re doing everything we can to keep our shelves stocked and our deliveries coming – and our colleagues are doing an amazing job working around the clock to support you.”
Asda is also rationing purchases of more than three of any particular food items toiletries and cleaning products to combat panic buying.