Bedding, children's toys and vacuum cleaners... the items Welsh shoppers are ...

Not so fast! Bedding, children's toys, clothes and vacuum cleaners... the everyday items shoppers are BANNED from buying by the Welsh government (and the only winner is AMAZON) Welsh First Minister announced on Thursday that shops could only sell 'essential goods' amid new lockdown Supermarket and other retailers were forced to block off aisles and make dozens of products unavailable Products which are also off-limits include toasted sandwich makers, microwaves and scented candals 

By Harry Howard For Mailonline

Published: 12:17 BST, 24 October 2020 | Updated: 12:21 BST, 24 October 2020

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Bedding, children's toys, vacuum cleaners and clothes are among the items which are now off-limits in Welsh supermarkets following the imposition of a 17-day lockdown.

First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the move on Thursday, with supermarkets ordered to only sell 'essential goods'. 

There were farcical scenes of shelves of ordinary goods which had been taped off, covered with plastic or blocked with pallets of drinks. 

Critics including Madness of Crowds author Douglas Murray branded the move 'madness' and said the only person to benefit would be Amazon owner Jeff Bezos, hinting that shoppers would just buy things online instead. 

The Welsh Government was also unable to provide clarity over what goods counted as 'essential', with one minister instead saying that he hoped retailers would have a 'grown-up understanding'. 

Below, MailOnline highlights some of the products, which also include toasted sandwich makers and microwaves, which are now off-limits to customers. 

Vacuum cleaners 

Vacuum cleaners (pictured) are among the items which supermarkets have deemed 'non-essential' after the Welsh Government's imposition of a 17-day lockdown. Retailers have been ordered to sell only essential goods and so many supermarket aisles were roped off and products covered up

Vacuum cleaners (pictured) are among the items which supermarkets have deemed 'non-essential' after the Welsh Government's imposition of a 17-day lockdown. Retailers have been ordered to sell only essential goods and so many supermarket aisles were

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