Suppliers urge people to scale back
Manx retailers and logistics providers have reassured customers that supplies of food, medicine and household essentials will be maintained.
They are continuing to work with Steam Packet to ensure freight can be carried even in a 'worst case scenario', to keep shelves stocked.
They say they're working 'around the clock' to deal with the challenge, but they require the support of customers.
Andrew Corrie, Area Operations Manager for Manx Co-Operative Society, says shoppers have a responsibility to think of others:
You can listen to Mr Corrie's full interview with Manx Radio's Lewis Foster below, discussing customer responsibility, and the theory of a 'worst case scenario':