The ‘Clap for Cares’ has now become a weekly celebration of our NHS and key workers, but how long should you clap for?

In the days leading up to the first ‘Clap for Carers’ on March 26th, social media was awash with messages spreading the word that everyone should get involved with the applause.

Now, almost two months later, it has become a weekly cheer from a nation grateful for the work that our NHS workers provide in this time.

So far, millions of us have joined in with the ‘Clap for Carers’ and the campaign shows no sign of slowing down with another clap scheduled for tonight.

Here is all you need to know about the ‘Clap for Carers’, including how long it lasts.

What is Clap for Carers?

‘Clap for Carers’ is a campaign launched by Dutch Londoner Annemarie Plas which aims to get the nation applauding our NHS and essential workers.

She was inspired to start the campaign following similar tributes in her home country and around Europe.

The round of applause is a display of appreciation for the 1.3 million people who work within the National Health Service.

When is Clap for Carers?

The Clap for Carers commences every Thursday at 8pm sharp, beginning on 26th March.

Whilst most people started off by clapping and whistling in week one of the demonstration, many have now progressed to banging pots and pans, singing and playing musical instruments.

How long you clap for the NHS?

There is no minimum or maximum amount of time that you should clap each Thursday.

The majority of people will cheer for between 1 and 2 minutes, whilst others go for between 5 and 20 minutes.

Whether you clap, sing, dance or whack a pan for 30 seconds of 30 minutes, get involves with the ‘Clap for Carers’ tonight at 8 pm.

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