Majestic Wines closed all of its stores on Sunday and is allowing only click & collect orders today as it attempts to deal with “unprecedented demand” for its wines from all over the country. Stores will open again from tomorrow (Tuesday23 March).

In a message to its customers the retailer said: “Everyone at Majestic has been working around the clock to keep the UK’s wine racks supplied with amazing wines during this difficult time. However, demand has been unprecedented, and our staff need some time at home and for our stores to be replenished.

“We are working flat out behind the scenes to get more cases, staff and resources to support them over the coming weeks. Rest assured, we are doing all we can to continue to support our amazing staff and customers.

“It is important to note that all our 200 Majestic stores across Britain will be back open as usual from Tuesday.

“Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused, but we hope you appreciate that in this situation our staff have to come first. We look forward to welcoming you back into our stores and would like to thank you all for your support during this time.”