Skip to comments.Coronavirus: Supermarkets in Wales have cordoned off 'non-essential items' - shoppers are furious
Posted on 10/24/2020 3:14:39 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Shoppers in Wales have criticised government measures which mean "non-essential items" have been put behind metal barriers or covered with plastic sheeting in supermarkets.
Photos on social media show products such as pillows and bedsheets under a plastic covering at a Tesco store, while a photo from a Morrisons supermarket shows children's clothes behind a cordon.
One social media user has pointed how baby clothes have been deemed to be non-essential in a Tesco supermarket in Cardiff, while vodka is still available on the shelves in the same store.
A photo from a Tesco store in Pengam Green shows products including cups and plates behind metal barriers too.
Sainsbury's has emptied shelves and closed part of its store in Tenby that would usually be selling non-essential items.
A sign in the store reads: "Following latest government public health restrictions, we are unable to sell certain items, including plants & flowers, general merchandise, homeware or clothing."
The images have emerged as Wales entered a 17-day "firebreak" lockdown on Friday.
Police in England have said they will attempt to block non-essential journeys out of Wales during the country's two-week lockdown.
Gloucestershire Constabulary confirmed they will patrol routes into the Forest of Dean area and pull over vehicles they suspect of making long journeys.
The force said drivers who were found to have driven out of Wales without a valid excuse would be advised to turn around and, if they refused, would then be reported to police in Wales who can issue fines.
It said it would form part of a wider police operation in response to high numbers of people from outside the Forest of Dean area visiting Cannop cycle centre and causing congestion by parking on grass verges near it.
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Coming soon under Biden/Harris
Harris/Biden, C’mon man!
Cuomo did this in NYS for a while.
Gestapo Gretchen Whitmer did this in Michigan, too.
Blatantly tyrannical and ignorant rule.
They are testing the population on just how far sheeple will bend.
Brings to mind the eternal truth: "If I frighten you enough I can control you" ... and you damn well know -- or you'd better damn well know -- the political hacks and aspiring tyrants are very well aware of how this never fails to work.
We will decide what you see and hear... and eat, sound like the beginning intro to the outer limits tv show
Just a question...is beer/ale on the essential list?
For now the Welsh will continue to follow thee totalitarian diktats like the sheep that roam the Welsh countryside. It will soon become intolerable.
Jeff Bezos is truly sorry about any inconvenience these necessary public health measures may be causing—and will do his best to make up for it by having Amazon fill the breach.
I agree. I think this plan-demic was a trial balloon.
“I think this plan-demic was a trial balloon.”
A proof of concept.
Such fascist nitwittery.
They having an election too?
Kids grow, need ne clothes, shoes.
sanitary needs, + diapers.
Shaving, shampoo, soap, TP, dog/cat food. List can get endless. Who are they to say what is ESSENTIAL...GUN OIL IS ESSENTIAL.
If you garden, grow heirlooms and start saving your own seeds.
If this were in England toothpaste would have been included.
Your toilet lever mechanism breaks—and you cannot buy a replacement????
Who’s behind thisAmazon?
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