You don’t have to break out that reusable bag when you brave the supermarkets - at least not yet.

New York State’s ban on plastic bags is now on hold until May 15.

The ban went into effect on March 1, but enforcement had already been pushed back to April 1. Now, fears that reusable bags may help spread coronavirus has prompted Albany to move it again.

The notice was posted on the state Department of Environmental Conservation's website, which added that this "does not affect the local laws in New York City," meaning you'll still have to pay five cents if you’d prefer a paper bag.​