CLAP for Carers is set to return TONIGHT but under the new name of ‘Clap for Heroes’ to pay tribute to those who have played their part in the battle against coronavirus.
It will revive the show of support last seen during the first coronavirus wave last spring.
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The NHS is under unprecedented pressure as a new mutant rapidly spreads across the countryCredit: PA:Press Association
What time does Clap for Heroes start tomorrow?
It will start TONIGHT Thursday, January 7, at 8pm, under a new name, Clap for Heroes.
People can join in from their doorsteps now we are in a third lockdown.
Who are people clapping for?
She said: “We are bringing back the 8pm applause, in our 3rd lockdown.
“I hope it can lift the spirit, of all of us.
“Carers teacher, homeschooling parents, those who shield and ALL who is pushing through this difficult time! Please join & share! #clapforheroes.
Hospitals are under extreme pressure at the moment as the county suffers its a new wave of CovidCredit: AFP or licensors
How did Clap for Carers start?
Ms Plas, a Dutch national living in South London, came up with the “spontaneous idea” as a way to show support for frontline workers battling Covid-19, and thought it might end up being just her and a few friends sharing the moment on video chat.
However, it quickly became a national tradition every Thursday at 8pm during the first lockdown.
Members of the public, fire brigade, construction workers, clap outside the Nightingale Hospital at the Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate, to salute local heroesCredit: PA:Press Association/PA Images
However, the event was criticised for becoming politicised.
Ms Plas told the PA news agency ahead of the final clap in May: “Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised.
“I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clap to be negative.”