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CLAP for Carers is expected to return, but under the new name “Clap for Heroes” to pay tribute to those who played their part in the fight against the coronavirus

It will revive the support last seen during the first wave of coronavirus last spring

It starts on Thursday the 7th January, at 8 p.m. under the new name Clap for Heroes

Annemarie Plas, who developed the weekly ritual that ran for 10 weeks during the initial lockdown, tweeted that the tradition would return as the Clap for Heroes


Ms. Plas, a Dutch national living in south London, came up with the “spontaneous idea” to demonstrate the support of the frontline workers in the fight against Covid-19 and thought it might just be she and a few friends who share the idea Moment in video chat

Members of the Royal Family and Prime Minister Boris Johnson also attended the support demonstration

Ms. Plas told the PA News Agency, before the last clap in May, “Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions some people have about being politicized

“I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clapping to be negative”

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