What time is the Clap For Our Carers applause tonight?

2 April 2020, 16:01 | Updated: 2 April 2020, 17:17

By Giorgina Hamilton

We bring you exactly what time and when you and your family can join the applause on your street as people from across the UK gather on their doorsteps to clap and cheer for carers and staff in the NHS.

What time is Clap For Our Carers tonight?

Britain will once again come out on their balconies, doorstapes and in gardens up and down the land to clap the brave workers of the NHS at 8pm tonight (April 2).

The incredible country-wide applause was such a moving success last week that the country is planning on making it a weekly event.

Last week: See how to nation came together to support our NHS heroes

This week, parents are being encouraged to get their kids to make as much noise as possible and make a bigger sound than last week.

"Let's see if we can make more of a racket than last week," people have written on the Twitter; "Give the kids your pots and pans, let granny use our vuvuzelas - you'll never walk alone."

Read more: Clap For Our Carers - Weekly dates and times of the NHS applause for your diary

Last week's Clap For Our Carers appeal saw faces from all corners of the UK come out on their doorsteps - including Boris Johnson standing outside the famous door of 10 Downing Street - with the resulting footage of a united country, shared many times online with the #clapforourcarers hashtag.

What day of the week is Clap For Our Carers?

Following on from last week's Clap For Our Carers on March 26, the movement is due to happen every Thursday at the same time of 8pm.

Clap For Our Carers sees millions of people from across the country salute the incredible work the staff and carers of the NHS are doing in the country's fight against Coronavirus.

The next Clap For Our Carers dates in April are as follows:

Thursday April 9, 2020 at 8pm

Thursday April 16, 2020 at 8pm

Thursday April 23, 2020 at 8pm

Thursday April 30, 2020 at 8pm

Who started the Clap For Our Carers appeal?

Yoga teacher Annemarie Plas started the movement as a way to thank all of the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, GPs and NHS staff who are working so hard to combat the coronavirus during these stressful times.

Annemarie wrote a post on Instagram urging her followers to "clap for carers" and the post was shared thousands of times.

36-year-old Annemarie has since spoken out to say that the applause is not just for NHS staff but for all essential workers, including supermarket workers, who are going above and beyond to help keep the nation going throughout the crisis.

Grateful about how her appeal has taken off, organiser Ms Plas told Sky News: "It made me feel really warm inside that I wasn't the only one that felt like that."

It's such a simple message and we take so many things for granted, and now all these freedoms and options are taken away from us, we start to realise [what we have]. It's a good time to show how thankful we are."