Annemarie Plas, a yoga teacher who created the clap for cares movement has suggested that show of support should end this coming Thursday.
It has become the routine of millions of people across the country of UK to pause and applaud all frontline National Health Service staff, carers and health workers.
The originator came up with the idea to show appreciation to them for working tirelessly in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement she had said that she said that the weekly applause of front-line workers has “had its moment” and should come to an end next week.
Although she was “overwhelmed” by the support of this routine, Ms Plas now believes the movement should come to stop.
She added: “Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised. I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clap to be negative.”
“Stopping clapping doesn’t mean we are not still appreciating them. Some people will still want to carry on, so they should. But we will stop and show our support in other ways – there are other initiatives we can support.”
According to Ms Plas this coming Thursday would be the 10th and final week of the Clap for Carers. Thereafter it would be made an annual event. She raised her concern about the movement being politicized.
A number of workers believe NHS would benefit more from additional funding rather than applause. Sir Keir Starmer, the Labour leader said that many workers are “overlooked and underpaid”.