Rainbows and messages of thanks have been painted on roads across County Durham as a way of paying tribute to NHS staff.
Durham County Council said the markings are to make sure those working on the frontline know they are appreciated.
The rainbows can be spotted on main roads in Durham City, Consett, Stanley, Chester-le-Street, Seaham, Peterlee, Sedgefield, Newton Aycliffe,Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle.
Working over the bank holiday weekend, the council says the paintings were installed at times when roads were quiet. The locations of the temporary markings were determined by the council’s traffic team.
NHS staff work incredibly hard at all times to provide care and support for all of us and have continued to be dedicated to their work despite the difficulties of the coronavirus.
As a council we wanted to make sure that NHS workers received the county’s messages of gratitude and support loud and clear.