Clap for HEROES
this thursday at 8pm

Clap For Our Carers is back for ‘Lockdown 3’, but this time we’ve widened our campaign and updated our name to Clap For Heroes!

Clap For Heroes will not only celebrate our NHS, care workers and key workers – from delivery drivers to postal workers, emergency services to teachers – but will also acknowledge every hero who has played their part through the pandemic, including but not limited to: home-schoolers, neighbours, scientists, volunteers, all those who wear masks when out, those who have stayed at home and socially distanced, shop workers, those in the Arts and hospitality sectors, everyone who has battled or is still battling Covid-19 (or caring for a loved one who is unwell), and also those sorely missed loved ones and friends who have been tragically lost to the virus.

Please join us on doorsteps and balconies (wearing masks and at a safe social distance) across the UK this Thursday at 8pm and let’s show our appreciation to all our heroes!

This time we’re thanking all our heroes

How to get involved

Step 1

Follow & share

Share your videos and images of people applauding using the hashtag #clapforheroes

Step 2

Download & share

Download & share a poster on social media, chat or in your window.
Tell everyone you know.

Step 3

Applaud & share thanks

Clap on your doorstep, your balcony, your garden or front room this Thursday at 8pm.

#ClapForHeroes on Thursday 8pm – same time, same place! 

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Our movement


Clap For Our Carers, the official Thursday at 8pm applause that ran across the UK for ten weeks during the first national lockdown in 2020, is making a welcome return this week in light of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday evening that the whole country is to return to what many are referring to as ‘Lockdown 3’.

This time round, we want to widen our campaign message by updating and refreshing our movement’s name to Clap For Heroes to reflect the millions of heroes that keep the country going and have endured such challenging times. 

When we first started clapping for our incredible NHS staff, care workers and key workers last March, none of us had any expectation that we would be in an even worse situation nine months later. Last year the weekly applause united communities and had us talking to our neighbours whilst we acknowledged the immense sacrifices our carers were making. They were and still are heroes, but this time round we also want to recognise, remember and celebrate all of our heroes, including those most dear to us.

The first Clap For Our Carers applause on 26th March 2020 captured the spirit of the nation and was a huge success up and down the country. The weekly 8pm applause then continued to grow in popularity and interaction over ten weeks, swiftly becoming an established part of our lives through lockdown – uniting communities, public figures and news broadcasters in their support.

This Thursday at 8pm we want the whole country to unite again (wearing masks and at a safe social distance from neighbours) clapping and banging pots and pans, getting the kids involved (who have also been heroes after all) and dedicating a few moments to thinking about the heroes directly in their own lives, those whom they have personally found to be just incredible individuals over the last nine months.We all need to stay connected and be there for each other and we all deserve a round of applause for what we have gone through and can expect from the coming months.

Clap For Our Carers and Clap For Heroes was founded by Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in London. With no ties to government or the NHS, Annemarie is just a hugely grateful mum staying at home like most of us, who wanted to show her appreciation for all the heroes of this pandemic.