Dorset Police to stop visiting hospitals to Clap for Carers over safety fears

Dorset Police to stop visiting hospitals to Clap for Carers over safety fears

Published by Maria Greenwood at 8:30am 23rd April 2020.

Dorset Police will not be turning up at hospitals as part of the Clap 4 Carers campaign.

They say they are concerned that it puts doctors, nurses and other staff at unnecessary risk.

A spokesperson for Dorchester Police said:

"Whilst we are first in line to show support and appreciation to the NHS and the amazing work they are carrying out, we are aware that the Hospitals are becoming a focal point for #ClapForCarers and the risk is that we could cause harm to those we are trying to thank. 

"In line with the government advice on essential travel, any uncommitted officers will stop and clap wherever they happen to be.

"Officers will no longer be attending hospitals for this purpose and we ask that you also support our NHS colleagues by staying at home and show your support from there."