Applause for #ClapforKeyWorkers in show of support amid coronavirus lockdown

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Applause rang out across the West Midlands as key workers were cheered in a national show of thanks.

Carers at Kelvedon House in Wednesbury. Pictures by: John Kennett

It has quickly become the weekly event which unites the country and encourages people to Clap for Key Workers.

And last night at 8pm applause rang out as people stood in unison at their doorsteps, balconies and open windows.

Carers at Kelvedon House in Wednesbury. Pictures by: John Kennett

Last week saw people also performing DJ sets, playing musical instruments and singing to honour the workers

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WATCH: NHS staff join in the applause last week

West Midlands Police Special Constables posted pictures and videos standing outside Russells Hall Hospital with members of West Midlands Fire Service, West Midlands Ambulance Service and Dudley Group NHS to do their bit.


West Midlands Police Force Response joined forces with the Firearms Operations Unit, West Midlands Police Dog Section, BTP Birmingham and Kings Norton Community Station to clap for NHS staff outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.


The Sandwell and Birmingham NHS Trust were also captured doing their bit.

Officers from Birmingham East Neighbourhood Task Force filmed families in Moseley clapping for carers and NHS staff.

West Midlands Police Traffic Unit went to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham alongside the Firearms Operations Unit, Bordesley Green WMP and Birmingham Private Hire, Hackney Carriage Enforcement and Liaison Officer to join in the evening celebrations.

Bromsgrove Hub Key Workers, part of West Midlands Ambulance Service, showed their appreciation in a video posted to Twitter.

Carers at Kelvedon House in Wednesbury also showed their appreciation for fellow frontline workers.

Telford and Wrekin council posted a video to Twitter of residents in the area taking part in Clap For Carers.

Fallings Park Fire Service and Northwich Fire Station's White Watch posted a video of their contribution.

Dudley Council also filmed a musical number created by members of the public performed during the clap.

Sandwell Highways also did their bit.

Residents across the Midlands went out into the street to clap for NHS staff and carers across the country.

Clap For Carers at Jockley Lane, Wednesbury
Clap for Carers in Whitchurch.

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