I think there’d be a huge backlash if they did start policing shopping baskets! From a legal position, shops offer an ‘invitation to treat’ – which means they’re responsible for what they sell, not what you buy. If the Government decided some things were ‘non-essential’, it’d be the shops’ responsibility to remove the items from the shelves – not your responsibility to not put them in your basket. At the moment, nothing has been officially restricted like this, so as long as you can buy it in the shop you’re fine!
Thanks Annie! I’ve been paranoid buying Easter Eggs with my weekly shop in case they weren’t deemed ‘essential’!!