ITV to broadcast round of applause from healthcare workers to say 'thank you' to the nation for staying home

ITV will broadcast a two-minute tribute from doctors, nurses and care staff on the frontline thanking the nation for their support and for staying at home during the coronavirus lockdown.

The short clip will air on ITV at 8.02pm on Thursday, straight after the weekly Clap For Our Carers mass round of applause.

The video will air as part of ITV's NHS Day, which includes themed content across programmes sharing the stories of coronavirus survivors and their families.

In the clip, NHS staff say “your clapping echoes through every hospital” and ends with doctors and nurses clapping and saying “this is for you.”

The health workers also urge people to look after their mental wellbeing while at home by keeping in touch with one another either on the phone or online.

The NHS Clap From Our Carers is part of ITV's mental wellness initiative Britain Get Talking, supported by charities MIND and YoungMinds.

ITV's NHS Day is also highlighting the NHS Charities Together Million Claps Appeal, which is being supported by the broadcaster. The appeal is aiming to generate at least a million 'claps' - messages of support - and raise £5 million to help NHS staff and volunteers who are caring for coronavirus patients.

To send a message of support to the NHS and donate £5, text CLAP and your message to 70507. Your message can be passed onto your local hospital, and the donation will go to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal. You will be charged £5 plus one standard rate message, and you must be 18 or over.

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