People across Wales join in with the rest of the UK to 'Clap for Carers'

People in Wales have joined thousands of others across the UK to collectively applaud frontline health staff battling the coronavirus pandemic.

The first of such 'Clap For Carers' moments took place a week ago.

The Clap For Carers initiative saw residents applauding from their doorsteps, window and balconies at 8pm with some venturing into the streets, and even ships horns being sounded.

Streets and entire neighbourhoods rang out with the sound of claps and cheers for the NHS staff working hard for those affected by Covid-19.

The Clap For Carers campaign, which started online, was staged because “during these unprecedented times they need to know we are grateful”, according to the organisers.

Social media users posted uplifting video of the national round of applause, with many using the hashtags #clapforNHS, #clapforcarers and #NHSheroes.

On one street in Pontypridd many people left their front doors to take part.

Ships horns could be heard sounding in the port of Milford Haven at 8pm.

The initiative has seen people of all ages joining in to collectively pay respect to those working on the front line in the battle against COVID-19.

ITV stopped normal programming at 8pm and encouraged members of the public to stand on their doorsteps and balconies - while keeping a safe distance apart - and applaud our key health care workers.

Annemarie Plas, the creator of the #ClapforourCarers movement in the UK, said: "I am really delighted that ITV is backing the initiative to clap for all who there are out there taking care of us, and helping keep that Thursday 8pm moment alive".