This evening at 8.00pm the Clap for Our Carers campaign will see people all across the UK applaud the courageous work of the NHS.
The thank you is dedicated to all the NHS workers who are tirelessly working throughout the pressure of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sweeping the UK.
People across the UK will be able to applaud from their doorsteps, balconies or windows of their homes. NHS workers are classed as frontline key workers, making it extremely difficult for them to take time off, in the meantime also putting themselves at great risk of getting ill from the virus.
Frontline NHS staff are currently not getting the protective equipment that they need in order to treat coronavirus patients. Healthcare workers in hospitals throughout the UK have been voicing their concerns and frustration over the lack of personal protective equipment known as PPE.
Workers have explained that they are having to substitute the correct equipment with less effective items or even improvise with non-medical materials.
What is the aim of Clap for Our Carers?
The campaign is to show all our appreciation from doctors, nurses, GPs and everyone other NHS worker during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The appreciation will be shown through a nationwide round of applause taking place on Thursday 26th March.
Those joining in should applaud from their front doors, windows, gardens and balconies, making sure to keep a safe distance from other people.
Participants are being encouraged to live stream through their social media channels.
Similar events have been held already in countries including Spain, France and the Netherlands.
During these unprecedented times they need to know that we are grateful, so please join in this evening at 8.00pm for a big applause to show all nurses, doctors, GPs and carers how much they are appreciated 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!