Woolworths will be closing all its stores across the country at 8pm on Wednesday to allow staff extra time to restock the shelves.

Channel 7 also reports that hamper packages will be made available to seniors and people with disabilities, which will contain all the necessities in it, and sell for $30.

The news comes as Woolworths introduces a dedicated shopping hour for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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.

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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.