In light of a weekend of widespread panic-shopping across the country, Woolworths supermarkets will introduce an hour of shopping exclusive for the elderly and those living with a disability.

Starting tomorrow, Woolies will open exclusively for the elderly and those with a disability between 7am and 8am each morning.

The move comes following unprecedented demand, which was punctuated by a weekend of panic shopping in Australia’s supermarkets.

If you want to get into a Woolies supermarket during the exclusive shopping hour, you will need a Government-issued concession card.

Woolworths Managing Director Claire Peters said that the temporary measure will give the elderly and those with a disability the chance to obtain essential items when they may have previously missed out.

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The news follows some reports that Woolworths had paused its online deliveries in some areas given difficulties in meeting orders.

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