Scarborough residents encouraged to join in national round of applause for NHS workers this evening

Residents in Scarborough are encouraged to join in with a national round of applause for our NHS this evening.

By Corinne Macdonald
Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:28 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 1:30 pm

The Clap For Our Carers campaign is asking people across the UK to applaud the health service and its staff.

To thank those working tirelessly on the frontline against the coronavirus pandemic, 8pm this evening will hopefully see tens of thousands of people clap from their doorsteps, balconies or windows.

The idea behind the campaign, which has been widely shared on social media, is to show our appreciation for doctors, nurses, GPs and every other NHS worker during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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The campaign poster.

Similar events have been held in other countries including Spain, France and the Netherlands.

The 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!"

Those joining in should make sure to keep a safe distance from other people outside their household such as neighbours.

People are being encouraged to live stream their participation on social media.

If you join in with #clapforourcarers, send your videos to [email protected] and we will put them all together to say an enormous thank you to those working so hard in our local hospital and other NHS sites.