Panic buying has already begun as shoppers post pictures of supermarket shelves stripped bare this weekend.
Concerned shoppers have taken to social media to share photographs of their local supermarkets, showing shelves emptied of essential items.
One Twitter user shared photographs of an asdsa in London where cereals seemed in short supply, leaving shoppers with fewer brands to choose from.
Another shopper posted pictures of a Tesco in the West Midlands, where kitchen roll and toilet roll was in short supply.
One person shared pictures on Twitter, writing: ‘This was my local Tesco! People are already panic buying once again!