Aged and disabled customers lined up out the door at Nowra Stockland this morning to take advantage of the newly introduced seniors hour at major grocery stores.
Coles and Woolworths introduced a 7am-8am timeslot for seniors and those with a disability to shop, as a wave of panic-buying sweeps the nation, leaving shelves empty and creating fierce competition for basic goods like pasta and toilet paper.
Woolworths in Stockland Nowra had a single door open and appeared to be limiting the number of customers in store at a time.
Police were monitoring the entrance and patrolling the store.
Woolworths staff were also monitoring the entrance, and appeared to be giving a free roll of toilet paper to each customer.
Woolworths staff said they had been instructed not to talk to the media, and it could not be confirmed whether all customers were receiving a roll of toilet paper.
A number of customers leaving sounded disgruntled about the groceries available in-store.
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