Thank you NHS – 5 July 2020

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Sunday 5 July marks 72 years of the National Health Service in the UK.

To mark the occasion, members of the public are being asked to come out of their homes and join a nationwide clap at 5pm.

Broadcasters will also reportedly suspend transmission for a minute as a sign of respect for the NHS.

Public buildings, including the Royal Albert Hall, Blackpool Tower, the Shard and the Wembley Arch will also be lit up in blue to mark the occasion.

Instead of Clap for Carers the event is being called the Thank You NHS clap.

After the clap, people are being encouraged to share a (socially distanced) cup of tea or food with their friends and neighbours.

People have also been asked to put a candle or a torch in their window in memory of all those who have died from coronavirus.