Prince Charles, who tested positive for coronavirus last week, was pictured taking part at his home on the Balmoral estate. The entire Beckham family clapped for health workers, as well as the England women football team.
Does it happen every Thursday?
The first nationwide Clap For Our Carers event took place on Thursday March 26, and the concept gained widespread momentum on social media in the days leading up to it.
It it is now set to happen every Thursday while the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect day-to-day life in the United Kingdom, with organisers calling for applause at the same time of 8pm every week.
How the UK has thanked the NHS so far?
So far, the UK has thanked the NHS through the Clap For Our Carers event, as well as through countless local initiatives designed to help health service staff.
Supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s have introduced dedicated shopping hours for NHS staff, while taxi drivers in Glasgow are offering health workers in the city free transport . The Government is providing free car parking to NHS staff and social care staff working in hospitals during the pandemic.
A number of landmarks were illuminated blue last week, including the London Eye, Lincoln Cathedral, and Wembley Stadium, as a sign of gratitude to the NHS, with the hashtag #LightItBlue trending on Twitter.