// Central England Co-op ringfences supplies of fuel for emergency workers amid panic buying
// Outlets where fuel is being held for emergency workers will display dedicated posters on-site as supplies become available
Central England Co-op has said it will continue to ringfence supplies of fuel for emergency workers.
The retailer made the decision in response to the soaring demand for fuel currently being felt across the country due to panic buying and the shortage of HGV drivers.
Central England Co-op chief operations officer Paul Dennis said: “Although the situation continues to improve, we feel right now it is absolutely vital that valued Blue Light workers in our communities get the fuel they need.
“So, wherever possible, we are giving priority to emergency workers to make sure they can stay on the road and continue with their essential work.”
Outlets where fuel is being held for emergency workers will display dedicated posters on-site as supplies become available.
The retailer is hoping to extend the offer to all of its petrol stations as soon as possible.