We have hit week four of lockdown in the UK... 

For most of us this means staying inside, embracing the home office 🛋️ or even attempting a morning jog 🏃‍♀️We love seeing more and more people take to TikTok to share self-isolation inspiration. We’ve seen toilet paper keepie-uppies with the 10-touch challenge, #HomePhotoHacks and we’ve ALL been #BoredInTheHouse.

But for our key workers, it's another day on the frontline. They are keeping our country going. From our NHS doctors and nurses looking after our friends and family in hospitals, to the shop workers keeping us fed and watered, to the delivery drivers who are bringing medicine to our front doors – we would be nowhere without these carers. 

So today, and every Thursday going forwards, let’s take a moment to make a difference. 

#ClapForOurCarers on TikTok

We were so inspired and humbled to see hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets across the UK to celebrate care givers out of windows and on doorsteps. That’s why we’ve joined the Clap for Our Carers campaign, set up by Dutch Londoner Annemarie Plas, who started the movement after seeing a similar tribute in her homeland of the Netherlands. 

This makes us so proud to launch #ClapForOurCarers on TikTok. 

Some of our favourite celebrities and creators have already got involved, saying thank you in their own way! 

We’ve seen Little Britain star @RealMattLucas clap away to his Baked Potato Song, a charity song he has released to raise funds to keep our NHS staff fed. 🥔

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has given a heartfelt message celebrating the hard work, dedication and courage that goes into everything our carers do. 

And @mtvuk have shown us who the real Avengers are… 🦸


Thank you to key workers everywhere! ##clapforourcarers ##worldhealthday ##alonetogether Lots of love from your friends at MTV ❤

♬ Avengers Theme Song - Vintage Mix

You can also see some amazing doctors and nurses enjoying their break from saving lives by taking up the Blinded By The Lights Challenge. We salute them. 👨‍⚕️ 👩‍⚕️

Last week, alongside many great companies, the TikTok family donated $10 million to the World Health Organisation’s Solidarity Response Fund. We wanted to help WHO’s incredible work sending essential supplies to the front line, making sure we all have access to the latest information, and developing life-saving treatments and vaccines.

Now it’s down to you to show your appreciation

#ClapForOurCarers is all about you, and them. It’s about using creativity to send messages that make your day. And that’s what makes this hashtag challenge so special. We want to put a smile on the faces of all those caregivers and workers who are going to work so that we can stay safe at home.  

So please join the nation at 8pm every Thursday and #ClapForOurCarers. Say a huge thank you to healthcare workers, emergency services, armed services, delivery drivers, shop workers, teachers, waste collectors, manufacturers, postal workers, cleaners, vets, engineers and all those who are out there making an unbelievable difference to our lives in these challenging times… bravo, you are amazing!

Want to record you clapping with your isolation buddies?

Just download the app for free via Apple App Store, Google Play or Amazon and join those already celebrating the amazing work of our carers across the UK!