A paper factory is accelerating production of toilet paper to ensure the UK’s supermarket shelves are stocked.

Kimberly-Clark in Barrow is reassuring the public that there will be a ‘steady supply of products’ to cope with the growing demand.

Shelves have been emptied around the UK during the coronavirus outbreak, with toilet paper becoming a sought after commodity.

In response to this, numerous supermarkets have imposed restrictions on the number of toilet rolls each customer can purchase.

Tesco is allowing two toilet rolls, Asda is permitting three per customer whilst Aldi is limiting customers to four of any product.

Ori Ben Shai, MD and VP Kimberly-Clark in the UK and Ireland said: “We want to reassure people that Kimberly Clark is accelerating production of Andrex, Huggies and Kleenex products at its UK mills and just as importantly, the number of delivery trucks to retailers to ensure there is a steady supply of our products.

“As we’ve all seen, demand has increased but we are all working to replenish shelves as quickly as possible.”

The paper factory is urging customers to ‘shop responsibly’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Shai said:”We remain close with our retail partners and ask customers to shop responsibly.

“There is enough for everyone if we think of others and buy only what we need.

"As part of our efforts to support some of the most vulnerable within our society, we are donating our products to our charity partner, In Kind Direct, and other local charities around the UK, over the coming week.”