Join Second Clap for NHS and Key Workers!

Citizens around the UK are being invited to go to their doorsteps, m windows or balconies to stage a second round of applause for the NHS and other key workers. 

Around 8 pm last Thursday, millions of people around the country gathered outside and clapped in to express solidarity for front-line NHS staff. 

Now people are invited on Thursday, April 2 to do the same again to show their support for all the key workers who keep the country operating through the coronavirus crisis.

The applause this week will thank teachers, cleaners, supermarket workers, and delivery drivers as well as NHS staff operating around the clock.   

 Here’s what you need to know:

When is the Clap for Carers?

The second Clap for Carers will take place at 8 pm on Thursday, April 2.

The idea this time is to clap for all key workers who are keeping things running – so teachers, supermarket personnel, delivery drivers and cleaners as well as NHS doctors and nurses and healthcare assistants.

The public is encouraged to applaud from their windows, balconies or doors to show their appreciation at 8 pm.

 Annemarie Plas first had the idea, after seeing footage of a similar tribute in the Netherlands.

She used social media to spread the word of the campaign, with millions of people across the country eventually participating last week.

A Dutch yoga instructor living in London, she has proposed that the UK continues to clap at 8 pm every Thursday throughout the crisis to manifest continued support for the people working under challenging circumstances.

The theatre and endoscopy staff at the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust have thanked and applauded the general public for staying at home.