People across our region have come together in solidarity to applaud the efforts of the country's health workers in last night's 'Clap For Our Carers' tribute.
The two-minute clap that took place at 8pm last night (26/03/20) saw the general public take to their front doors, windows and balconies to acknowledge the efforts of our frontline health workers.
It saw some people show their appreciation through conventional clapping, while others bang pots and pans and some places even saw fireworks set off.
Many emergency services and organisations across the country also paid their respects to the work our health workers do.
You can find some tributes below:
A number of our teams stopped for a few minutes at 8pm this evening to #clapfortheNHS to show our support to our colleagues in green! 🚑 🏥 #stayathome #clapforourcarers #thankshealthheroes #NHS pic.twitter.com/aX9Y7XUEUr— Hampshire Police (@HantsPolice) March 26, 2020
Tonight Blue Watch honoured the #NHS and other key workers who are working tirelessly against the global outbreak. We’re forever grateful to you for your bravery and your sacrifices. #thankyou #clapforourcarers #clapforNHS pic.twitter.com/3X2bhWvEp6— Rushmoor Fire Stn (@Rushmoor02) March 26, 2020
Hampshire Police and Alton residents #ClapForCarers to show our support for everyone putting themselves at risk on the front line #AllInThisTogether #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/au5K9dSKJY— East Hants Cops (@EastHantsCops) March 26, 2020
Reading Football Club's Charlie Adam also joined in:
Some of our local MPs also praised the efforts of healthcare workers on Twitter, including Reading West MP, Alok Sharma and East Hampshire MP, Damian Hinds:
To the carers; the cleaners; the teachers & technicians; the delivery drivers; the police & posties; the scientists & civil servants; the fire fighters, farmers & pharmacists; & everyone else working alongside our NHS to help us through this: THANK YOU. #TeamGB #StayHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/xuauMGjdqv— Damian Hinds (@DamianHinds) March 26, 2020
The 'Clap For Our Carers' tribute was launched in appreciation of the health service during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.