Nhs Workers To Be Thanked With Nationwide Round Of Applause

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naomi24 | 09:07 Thu 26th Mar 2020 | News
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//A national salute is set to take place to honour the hardworking NHS staff who are trying to battle coronavirus.

In a gesture of thanks to the frontline healthcare heroes, everyone across the nation has been invited to join a a mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies on Thursday [tonight] at 8pm.//

Will you be joining in?


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Probably...If I haven't fallen asleep by then....
No. We live down a cul de sac in a dead end village. My NHS wife will be with me so it would seem a bit daft to go to the door and clap.
No, whilst I appreciate them it is a pointless exercise.
Food shop workers should be getting more recognition (which seems to be zero) for their efforts. I wouldn't like to be sat at a till in Asda atm.
I may take a quick peek outside to see if anyone else is doing the same, but on my own, no.
Same as iluvmargie. Not doing it on my own.
>... it is a pointless exercise.
Many will want to do it- people want to show their gratitude and NHS workers generally will get a small boost from it.
You could organise something similar in your supermarket, roy- sounds a good idea
No. This sort of thing just seems daft to me. The NHS workers must know we're grateful for their efforts. Were I one I'd not want it anyway.
I don't own a supermarket.
^I don't own a hospital or surgery but I can still express my gratitude
We live in a pedestrianised street which is very quiet at the best of times so I think I’d feel a bit daft going to the front door and clapping to the silence of the night, I might , like others, see if someone else is doing it and join in
"Will you be joining in?"

*** no.
All go outside at the same time when everyone's been told to stay inside, just so my neighbours can see me clap?

I'm not a virtue signaller. If people want to show their appreciation for the NHS they can donate to a COVID charity, print screen their payment then use that to virtue signal.

Of course we all appreciate the NHS. Don't need to clap about it, it will no nothing!
There was a time, not so long ago, when 'NHS' and 'clap' together were seen in an entirely different light.
It does seem rather odd. I've seen it happening in France and Spain (on the news) with people on balconies, where I assumed the recipients, or many of them, could see it.
The Spanish police have been serenading people stuck in their homes, which was quite nice ...
>mass round of applause from their doorsteps, windows and balconies

No mention of going outside TD, so I see no issue unless your doorstep/balcony(?) is within 2m of next door's doorstep/balcony
FF i'd rather not chance it.

Who organised this round of applause?
We are free to join in or ignore it or express gratitude in any other way. It's worked well in Italy but they have more flats and balconies close to hospitals/main roads.
I think it will happen on a small scale tonight and then die out
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Ich, //I've seen it happening in France and Spain (on the news)//

I think that's the idea - that NHS staff see it on the news.

TD, you won't stand in your own front garden, nowhere near your neighbours, and yet you go to the supermarket and mix in close proximity with all and sundry to get their shopping. Hmmmm ....
No... although I do appreciate everyone still working. My daughters are still looking after vulnerable people. In the local care home, one lady was sent home from hospital at 2am, with hypothermia and a foil blanket, due to a lack of beds. She was left to wait in the Covid unit for transport to collect her, despite having no symptoms. And the staff just have to continue as ever. Nobody wants a round of applause for doing their jobs. It just seems patronising.
I'll give them a clap here and now, and another for the postal workers, those working in the food industry and those getting them around on public transport. I wont bother joining in later as we're in the countryside and only the hedgehogs will hear us.

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