Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass round of applause later today (Thursday) for NHS and care staff in a campaign backed by UNISON.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Clap for Our Carers initiative is a chance to thank all employees who are working around the clock to treat people affected by coronavirus.
“I’m humbled at the bravery, hard work and dedication of staff on the front line. They’re doing an amazing job caring for us and our loved ones in incredibly difficult and often harrowing circumstances.
“Let’s put our hands together to show our gratitude for health service employees in these challenging times. Along with applauding their heroism, the best way to lend them support is to stay at home.”