Millions of people joined in the national #ClapForOurCarers campaign standing in their doorways and balconies to applaud our NHS.
The moving tribute was the nation’s way of saying thank you to the incredible health professionals and social care workers who are working on the frontline against the coronavirus.
Interestingly, our analysts have found that Rightmove traffic dipped at the exact moment the nationwide round of applause began.
During last Thursday’s (March 26) #ClapForOurCarers, Rightmove saw traffic dipping at 8pm – as people put down their devices to show their appreciation for the NHS.
This data highlights just how successful the tribute was among the millions of people searching and researching on Rightmove every day, taking a break to show their support for the country’s heroic health workers.
READ MORE: Can I let tradespeople into my home during lockdown?Rightmove’s head of marketing Iain Kennedy said: “It’s wonderful to see that so many people took part in the Clap for our Carers tribute, it was a really touching moment and it felt like the whole country was pulled closer together.”
READ MORE: Government issues coronavirus advice for moversClap for our Carers creator Annemarie Plas, who lives in south London, has urged people to do it again at the same time this Thursday – and every Thursday until the end of the pandemic.
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