RESIDENTS from across the Island took to doorsteps, windows and balconies tonight (Thursday) to pay homage to the NHS staff working tirelessly during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Clap For Our Carers movement saw the nation unite at 8pm, with impassioned applause for those in the medical profession during this most difficult of times.

Islanders, along with hundreds of thousands of others from around the UK, clapped for the workers from their homes, creating a cacophony of honoury acclaim.

The UK campaign, which gained momentum through social media, was trending tonight on Twitter, and was the idea of Annemarie Plas, who lives in London.

In an interview with the BBC, she said: "I'd hoped it would create a positive boost for those on the frontline. Also, when you know your neighbours are applauding, you realise we are all in this together."

Annemarie had previously witnessed the lift a similar campaign gave to medical staff in her home country of the Netherlands.