Clap for Carers to return this Thursday – now named Clap for Heroes

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Brits will once again applaud out heroes who are working on the frontline during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

Clap for Carers looks set to return this Thursday at 8pm, under a new name, it has been announced.

Annemarie Plas, who came up with the weekly ritual – which ran for 10 weeks during the first lockdown – tweeted that the tradition would be returning as Clap for Heroes.

Householders across the UK congregated outside their homes during the first lockdown to applaud the NHS and care workers who paid a huge price during the pandemic.

Annemarie said: "We are bringing back the 8pm applause, in our 3rd lockdown.

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Clap for Carers is set to be relaunched at 8pm on Thursday
(Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

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"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!"

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.

Brits showed their appreciation to NHS workers and carers with loud applause during the first lockdown
(Image: Colin Lane/Liverpool Echo)

Clap for Carers is being relaunched as Clap for Heroes
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Millions of people across the UK lined their thresholds, gathered on pavements and stood in their gardens to support care staff and frontline workers.

Members of the royal family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson also joined in with the show of support.

However, the event was criticised for becoming politicised.

"Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised," Ms Plas told the PA news agency ahead of the final clap in May.

"I think the narrative is starting to change and I don't want the clap to be negative."

The reincarnation comes as the NHS battles the "most serious" point of the pandemic so far.

Dr Susan Hopkins, deputy director of the national infections service at Public Health England (PHE), today voiced the bleak outlook as frontline medics battle a surge in cases.

She told BBC Breakfast: "This position is the most serious we've been in so far this pandemic.

"We are now seeing a number of patients in hospitals 40% higher than the cases at the peak in March/April.

"And we know that the cases in the community are still rising. And that means that we expect to see further admissions to hospital, and we expect to see further deaths."

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