UK coronavirus live: Britain claps for carers on the Covid frontline – as it happened

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  • May 14, 2020
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Boris Johnson appeared with his fiancee, Carrie Symonds, for the first time since they announced the birth of their son, Wilfred.

The prime minister later tweeted a video and shared his thanks.

Boris Johnson #StayAlert

Thank you to those wonderful people who care for all of us when we need it the most. Tonight, we clapped for all of you. #ThankYouNHS #ClapForCarers

May 14, 2020

The Leeds United football team has shared a video of players and staff clapping and putting their thumbs up.

The video ends with Paul Reaney speaking to the camera to thank the NHS and a shot of the Elland Road stadium flooded in blue light.

Leeds United

? Thank you to all of our NHS staff and key workers! #ClapForOurCarers

May 14, 2020


Amir Khan, an NHS doctor, paid tribute to the key workers who lost have lost their lives to coronavirus by lighting a candle ahead of the applause.

Dr Amir Khan GP

It’s #clapforourkeyworkers tonight and I will be out showing my support

But before I do, I will remember the NHS staff, bus drivers, care workers, and every other key worker who lost their lives during this time and will be praying for their loved ones#ClapForOurCarers

May 14, 2020

Bognor Fire Station have shown their support for “NHS hereos and all the key workers” with clapping and sirens.

Bognor Fire Station

Blue Watch out to show their support for our NHS heroes and all the key workers tonight. Thank you for all you’re doing in these difficult times ?? #clapforkeyworkers #ClapForTheNHS

May 14, 2020