Covid-19: ‘Join in the applause for our NHS staff’ urges Shadow Health Minister

The nationwide round of applause takes place at 8pm today.

Global Radio – its stations include Heart, Classic FM, LBC, and Smooth Radio – has organised a nationwide round of applause for our hardworking NHS staff at 8pm today (March 26), and Angela Burns AM, the Shadow Health Minister, is backing it.

Everyone is asked to take part – while maintaining social distancing and self-isolation – by standing in their front garden, or opening their windows, or balcony if they have one and joining in with a minute’s applause.

Mrs Burns said:

“Life has been put on hold. Sports fixtures have been postponed, concerts cancelled, cafes, restaurants, community centres, and churches and more have been closed. All the places where we used to, and will again, meet, chat, laugh, and share our lives.

“It’s hard for us all, but this idea – and I really take my hat off to Global Radio – where we all as a nation take a minute to come together to show our support and gratitude to our wonderful NHS staff is a way of uniting us during this pandemic.

“Although we’re in self-isolation or socially distancing ourselves, we’re all going through this together, so at 8 o’clock tonight, let’s all take some time to applaud the nurses, paramedics, doctors, and others who are in the frontline of the battle against Coronavirus.”

Show your support on social media by using #ThankYouNHS and #ClapForOurCarers.