Water now being rationed in UK supermarkets during the heatwave

Water now being rationed in UK supermarkets during the heatwave. Image: Shark_749/Shutterstock.com

As the heatwave hits the UK, supermarket giant Aldi has started rationing water.

The popular supermarket is now limiting customers to one bottle of water per person the Mirror confirmed on Monday, July 18.

Shoppers were quick to take to Twitter to express their annoyance.

One wrote: “Thank you @Tesco for accommodating our shopping to keep our 100+ staff cool on one of the hottest days,

“@AldiUK how do I make a complaint about a rude manager who made up his own rules limiting us to 2 packs when customers were leaving the store with over 5 in the trolley.”

Another tweeted: “Aldi rationing bottled water and ice cream.”

“No problems at Tesco though.”

Supermarkets are able to introduce limits on items in stores at the manager’s discretion.

It’s unclear if the limits are part of a nationwide policy as rules could vary between branches.

The heatwave is causing chaos across all of the UK.

Professor Ivan Brown, Director of Public Health, said: “These high temperatures can have adverse health effects, so it’s really important that people plan for the heat and consider changing their routines.”

“Drink plenty of water, walk in the shade, avoid physical exertion in the hottest part of the day and try to avoid drinking alcohol, as this will make you more dehydrated.”

“With a bit of common sense, we can stay safe in the heat,” he added.


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