The Clap for our Carers campaign is encouraging everyone to lean from their windows, doorsteps and put their hands together at 8pm tonight.
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The clapping will take place tonight at 8pm across the country[/caption]
Why are people clapping?
Campaign organisers say during these unprecedented times the NHS staff need to know the public are grateful for their work.
Recently retired personnel, as well as students nearing the end of their training, are expected to join forces tackling the pandemic and deserve appreciation.
Other countries under lockdown – including Spain and Italy – have already done similar displays to thank medical staff, applauding and cheering from their windows.
When will the clapping take place?
Tonight, so March 26, at 8pm.
Landmarks across the country are set to light up blue during the tribute, including the Wembley Arch, the Royal Albert Hall and Lincoln Cathedral.
A number of celebrities including the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Victoria and David Beckham, and presenter Chris Moyles have backed the showing of gratitude.
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How do I join in?
Get on your doorstep, garden, balcony or even lean out from your window at 8pm tonight and clap.
You can also show your support on social media with the caption #clapforourcarers.
The Clap For Our Carers campaign poster reads: “During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful.
“Please join us on: 26th March at 8pm for a big applause (from front doors, garden, balcony, windows, living rooms, etc) to show all nurses, doctors, GPs and carers our appreciation for their ongoing hard work and fight against the virus.
“Please share this message, so we can make sure the word spreads and reaches all to join!”