NHS Clap For Carers: Everything you need to know about UK-wide applause which will take place again tonight

A nationwide round of applause is set to take place again this evening, Thursday 2 April, at 8pm, to thank NHS workers for putting their lives on the line to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.

The campaign, named #ClapForOurCarers, invites everyone to join together on front doorsteps, gardens, out of windows, on balconies or in their living rooms for a countrywide applause which is set to be huge.

Last week on Thursday 26 March millions of people lent heads out of windows and came out onto their doorsteps to applaud the NHS and health workers, during the first clap and now, as a result of the iconic event, it’s happening again tonight.

Landmarks including the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arch joint the tribute on Thursday 26 March, as they lit up blue and a trending hashtag, #LightItBlue, stormed Twitter.

As well as this, numerous celebrities took to social media to show themselves joining in on the event.

Amongst them were Kate Middleton and Prince William’s children, George, Charlotte and Louis.

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Kensington Palace posted a touching video of Kate Middleton and Prince William's children Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, four, and one year old Prince Louis clapping in front of a brick wall.

The sweet clip sees Charlotte, who dons a black and white striped long-sleeved top, and her brothers, who both sport different hues of blue shirts on, standing in a row as they clap and giggle.

It was captioned: "To all the doctors, nurses, carers, GPs, pharmacists, volunteers and other NHS staff working tirelessly to help those affected by #COVID19 : thank you. #ClapForOurCarers#ClapForNHS.”


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The Beckham's also joined in on the applause, with David Beckham sharing a sweet video of himself and children Harper, Romeo and Cruz, clapping for the NHS.

How can you get involved?

Getting involved is simple, and everyone is encouraged to join in.

Simply head out onto your doorstep or your garden or balcony, or open the window and clap from there to give a huge round of applause.

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You can live stream your involvement too via social media, using the hashtag #clapforourcarers.

The superheroes in scrubs will be applauded after the NHS shared a message reading: "During these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful.

"Please share this message, so we can make sure the word spreads and reaches all to join!"

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